Where We Land, Curated by Amanda Smith, The Union for Contemporary Art
The Union's summer exhibition opens with a reception on Friday, June 16 from 6 pm to 9 pm. All three artists will be present to introduce themselves, their work, and inspirations. Light refreshments will be served.
Where We Land explores the landscape of disproportionate violence against people of color. Place and environment influence cultural perceptions surrounding race, violence, complicity, and imminent danger, and in turn those views affect the ongoing relationship of communities to the spaces they occupy. Viral social media shares have increased the visibility and transparency of incidents of brutality for many audiences, but have yet to successfully bridge our geographical divides. Photographer Zora Murff (NE), and multidisciplinary artists Jordan Weber (IA) and Lachell Workman (CT) use the physical materials and visual details of urban and natural environments as a vehicle to encourage scrutiny of presumed narratives and exploration of the space between polarized interpretations of familiar scenes of violence.
Where We Land runs June 16 – August 12, coinciding with Juneteenth weekend and the biennial Native Omahan Days.
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 11 am to 6 pm, FREE