The human body has a continual presence in my work as an anthropomorphic mass of geometric shapes. Other geometric forms I favor evoke pattern, matrix and environment - associations of location. I am interested in what it means to have an intellect, instincts, and a spirit, and how these oppositions inherent in us come into balance. This is a problem for every individual human life, for human society, and human culture throughout history. I draw on many sources for inspiration: myth, philosophy, psychology, literature and scientific theory. Artist Bio Lincoln Nebraska...
Lincoln, Nebraska

Marjorie Mikasen

Stephen Mueller was born in Joliet, IL in 1952.  From the ages of 8 to 20 he lived in Switzerland, Germany and Australia.  He returned to America in 1972 to attend the John Herron School of Art where he studied with Gary Freeman and received his BFA in 1976. He received his MFA in Sculpture from the University of Illinois in 1978. ...

Steve Mueller

As a painter and sculptor, I draw inspiration from the techniques and crafts of past masters and fuse them with contemporary issues that are important to me. I approach my artwork like an archaeologist in reverse: taking familiar objects from the present and representing them asmysterious relics of the past. I am especially drawn to pre-Renaissance iconography, and other periods in art history, when the shape of frames/formats became an integral part of the overall imagery. I usually sculpt and gild my own picture frames and consider them part of the work. Omaha Nebraska...
Omaha, Nebraska

Troy Muller

"This exhibition portrays my latest efforts to distill art from traditional subjects depicting the figure. The study of compositional devices and refined surfaces continue to produce intimate works that invite scrutiny from various aspects of the medium and image. A rendering of repeated images in graphite, watercolor and ink detail the struggle to capture life on pigment and paper." Artist Bio...

Charles Novich

     The need to create is certain. It is a truth in which all persons engage, sometimes without knowledge, but always with desire.  Painting, drawing and the exploration with various media offer a creative freedom I have not found in other endeavors, while at the same time providing an endless journey toward an unknown destination - a true reflection of life. Sioux City Iowa...
Sioux City, Iowa

Cathy Palmer

Gerard Pefung came to the U.S. from his native Cameroon as a teenager in 2001. Drawing on music and cultural influences, he continued nurturing his talent and by his twenties developed a sharp style all his own. Over the last few years his impact on the Omaha street art scene echoed through the Midwest. His work is found on walls and buildings throughout the region, and the events he coordinated have showcased his medium, encouraging the larger community to embrace urban art. Pefung has drawn on his success to mentor youth and advocate on behalf of public art....

Gerard Pefung

Since about 1977 I've been working on paintings that explore issues related to space, illusion, form and shape. As a child I drew and painted all the time. When I discovered there was such a thing as perspective, I was amazed and fascinated. The idea that one could create illusion of space or depth by following certain basic principles was magic to me. Lincoln Nebraska...
Lincoln, Nebraska

Merrill Peterson

Ken Peterson is a native of Portland Oregon where he was influenced by his work experiences in nature and the outdoors of Oregon, California and Alaska.  Following a degree in sociology at Portland State University, Ken eventually settled in Iowa where he developed his appreciation of wood and his distinctive "sociological" perspective in sculptural motifs. Consisting of hand formed and painted wood components Ken creates assemblages both wall hung and freestanding.  Often times there are integrated mechanical devices that allow reconfiguration or movement....

Ken Peterson

Aritst Statement     Incidentally and anxiously, I discover and draw from the meanderings of the female image, as it addresses me. I treat the cultural, commercial and personal as one in my work, through a process of collecting, collaging and manipulating fashion and personal images into my paintings. Elements coexist in the paintings to describe the anxiety associated with inhabiting a medial self-consciousness.  Edges disintegrate, limbs distort, paint melts into skin, and glances confront in discord....

Theresa Pfarr

A note from Lynn…I appreciate all things beautiful with great intensity.  These experiences become an actual physical part of me, as they blend with my personality.  I share these beautiful and personal feelings through my art.  Hence the motto: Art That Brings Joy!  Demonstration of these feelings through artistic expression brings joy to me, and I hope, joy to the viewer. Omaha Nebraska...
Omaha, Nebraska

Lynn Piper

I have lived in the Kansas City area since earning my bachelors degree from the University of Kansas. My studio is in the River Market District of Kansas City, Missouri. I have had numerous solo exhibitions and participated in group shows regionally and nationally. I am represented by galleries in the Midwest and more recently in Philadelphia. My work is in both public and private collections. Kansas City Missouri...
Kansas City, Missouri

Jane Pronko