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Exhibition Detail
BARE: naked truth
405 S. 11th St.
Omaha, NE 68102


September 13th, 2012 - September 30th, 2012
 
Patri-Dish, Travis ApelTravis Apel, Patri-Dish,
2012, aluminum, stainless steel, glass lens, petri dish, pins, paper, 8" x 9" x 14"
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Two painters and a sculptor have spent the past year creating new works specifically for “BARE: naked truth.” They expect several fellow gallery members to contribute pieces that will reinforce the show’s nude theme during its run Sept. 13 - 30, 2012. Sculptor Travis Apel, painter and printmaker Lori Elliott-Bartle, and painter Dar Vande Voort will host a closing reception 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012. They also will conduct demonstrations during the Old Market Art Walk, 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 19.

Sculptor Travis Apel has created pieces using a wide variety of materials ranging from stone to aluminum to pressed foam. The new works express the liberation of personal skeletons. “Transforming my intuition into an external truth is a gutsy move of getting this load off my chest,” he says. “This collection reveals my psyche, a domain where a naked revolt yearns to strip oppressive forces that cloak my growth.”

Dar Vande Voort has created a new series of paintings ranging from realistic to surreal-istic in her signature vibrant palette, incorpo-ration of texture and sense of humor. She portrays dancers, reinterprets well-known works and includes at least one self-portrait. “I peel away my skin to reveal what's at the root of my art,” she says. “Although it’s a universal symbol, the puzzle piece holds a personal meaning to me. My work for this show involves emotional nudity as well as the body, and incorporating puzzle pieces pushes my statements.”

Lori Elliott-Bartle explores the power of vulnerability and loving touch in her new series of oil paintings. Using a limited palette, she portrays the lines and curves of a single woman and a couple. “I’m considering universal themes of loss, grief, change, fear, love, intimacy and joy by portraying the human figure, with all its complexity, frailty and capacity to connect.”


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