“Compact Rhythms,” an exhibition of artworks from Sheldon Museum of Art at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, opens at the Prairie Arts Center on October 2.
The exhibition is part of Sheldon Statewide, an annual program through which works from the museum’s collection travel to venues throughout Nebraska. Since its inception in 1987, the program has taken exhibitions to 25 communities, reaching more than 363,000 people.
“Compact Rhythms” highlights artists who have used abstraction to explore different ways of looking at the world around them. It presents a variety of modes and styles of nonrepresentational art throughout the twentieth century, focusing on instances where artists chose deliberately to work on a smaller scale. The intimate scale of the featured works provides opportunities for close encounters with the art, allowing the viewer’s gaze to linger over the surface of the paintings and prints in order to observe the materials used and the forms depicted.
The exhibition features works by artists Joseph Albers, Grace Hartigan, Alfred Henry Maurer, Joan Mitchell, Corita Kent, Seong Moy, and Sylvia Wald among others.
NebraskaLand National Bank, Mike Jacobson, president and CEO, and the Art Study League of North Platte sponsor the Prairie Arts Center exhibition, which is on view through October 28.
The Sheldon Statewide exhibition series receives funding support from Farmers Mutual Insurance Company of Nebraska, Rhonda Seacrest, the Nebraska Arts Council and Nebraska Cultural Endowment, and the Sheldon Art Association.
The Prairie Arts Center is open Tuesday - Saturday 11-4 pm. PAC is located at 416 N. Jeffers. This exhibit is free to the public.