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I.On - Gallery Reception

  • Hastings College - JDAC 700 East 12th Street Hastings, NE, 68901 United States (map)

Showing October 5-November 2 in the Hastings College Jackson Dinsdale Art Center gallery. 

700 E 12th Street
JDAC Gallery hours:
Monday-Friday 9:00-5:00 pm
Wednesday plus 5:00-8:00 pm
Saturdays 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Gallery viewing is always free and open to the public. 

LECTURE: October 5th at 5:30 pm in the Wilson Center-Hastings College 
RECEPTION: October 5th 6-7:30 pm in the JDAC

Gabe Michael Kenney:
Gabe Michael Kenney, a Columbus, Ohio-based performance and installation artist, employs pseudoscientific and neo-magical objects and imagery to create otherworldly environments. The nostalgia of found objects and mysticism of sacred geometries transport the viewer into a spiritual and electric realm entirely of Kenney’s design. He has been awarded residencies at the Teton Artlab in Jackson Hole, Wyoming; Neo-Future in Haukijarvi, Finland; Bunker Projects in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and the Recycled Artist in Residency in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Artist Statement:
The encouragement and constant yearning for honest self-expression lies at the core of the creative process. My particular bodies of work represent and demonstrate internal wars between egotistical realms of identity, nostalgia, and conspiracies based on hyper-reality. My art is my quest. The true action and adventure lies in the (PRO)cess of creation. Intelligent design. All final remnants are presented simply as such: evidence of the investigation. Number one tool for research is myself and that which constitutes the ideas that conform to project idealized visions of the future through my own critical assessment of the past. Possessing a hunger for new adventure, my preferred medium/subject matter, along with content, remains fluid, always changing. I concentrate on various procedures concerning many of traditional and non-traditional art practices (i.e. Printmaking, Painting, Sculpture, Installation, Performance, Sound, New Media). Conceptually, I address many different topics associated with the ideas concerning the evolution of consciousness. Throughout the actual process of "making" the art, I constantly exemplify the usage of social politics, collaborative public displays, events, circumstantial situations, happenings, propaganda, public-action, documentation, presentation, personae and performance. Within all of this, I harp on the thought of carving life out with art; projecting tomorrow's reality internally, today. Paying close attention to it all, really trying to make each day and every part of it more beautiful than the last with a response. Making an active attempt to change our world for the better by any means possible. I deliberately focus on ideas that are commonly perceived as being highly speculative, difficult to conceive and generally problematic by nature.


Earlier Event: October 5
Bloom Bloom - Gallery Reception
Later Event: October 5
Grudge Drag Racing