Staenberg Kooper Fellman Campus

JCC Art Gallery

From historical and educational exhibits to beautiful displays of local, national, and international art, our Gallery hosts a wide array of content. Located just next to the Alan J. Levine Performing Arts Theater in the Staenberg Omaha Jewish Community Center, the Gallery provides individuals an excellent opportunity to immerse themselves on culturally enriching exhibitions. Exhibits cycle through on a monthly basis, providing a constant stream of new material.

Now Showing: April 30 – May 12

“It Was All A Blur” –  Artwork by Evan Stoler

I want to challenge the viewer to question the textures, patterns, and organic entities placed before them as I strip materials of their commonplace function. Light is important because it emphasizes a blurred distinction between familiar reflective surfaces and in some cases creates a paradox of fragility. I want to make the mundane mystical.

The process used for this ongoing exploration, entitled “It Was All A Blur,” is inspired by my childhood crafts that featured homemade glue-and-marker bookmarks and meals dyed with food coloring. After losing my father to a battle with cancer and moving home with my mother because of the pandemic, I find myself surrounded by these childhood memories juxtaposed with thoughts of death, afterlife, unknown, and the beyond. The blur from the pouring, layering, and reflecting of the glue sheets and its translucent properties provides an entrance into a depth that cannot be measured, yet indicates the passage of time. The blur is transcendence. I am working toward understanding this internal emotional struggle of simultaneously existing in the past, present, and future. These works are windows into the fourth dimension and allow me to move closer to reconciling existence in all its forms.

 

Gallery Hours

Monday – Thursday
5:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Friday
5:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Saturday – Sunday
7:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Admission: FREE

The Gallery is open to the public.
All guests must check in with
the Front Desk receptionist.
Masks are required.

 

View the Exhibit

If you are interested in purchasing artwork, please contact Lynn Batten at (402) 334-6564 or lbatten@jewishomaha.org.
Prices show do not include sales tax.

About the Artist

Born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska, Stoler first started finding his artistic voice while attending Central High School.  Stoler graduated from Denison University in Ohio with a BA in Studio Art and Biology in 2016.  Since then, he has shown a collection of work in galleries in Chicago, Milwaukee, Omaha, and completed a ceramics residency in France.  Stoler will be continuing to create with the process featured in “It Was All A Blur” and showing a body of work at Gallery1516 in 2022 for their Emerging Artists’ Exhibition.

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Gallery Manager: Lynn Batten
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333 South 132nd Street Omaha, NE 68154