Cafe at Prairie Lights

  • Shifted Perspective works by Michael Villarreal

    On view March 3 - March 31 2019

    In my current work, I am focused on objects I remember from my childhood. Taking from old photos, found images, and my imagination, I create sculptures and paintings of objects that make up a home to reference memory, time, place and self.

    The objects I make are re-contextualized to allow them to transcend their original purpose. Through this, I foster a new narrative for each piece while maintaining the basic visual familiarity. A transformation of material creates a visceral response to the objects being depicted. I want to solicit this response to items I find or know, manipulate or construct, and create connections through the relationship of these objects.

    Michael Villarreal received his Bachelors of Fine Arts from Texas State University in 2013 and a Masters of Fine Arts at the University of Nebraska- Lincoln in 2017. He has exhibited in solo exhibitions at Art Palace Contemporary Art Gallery in Houston, TX and Doane University in Crete, NE. His numerous group exhibitions include Barbara Davis Gallery in Houston, TX, Bemis Center for Contemporary Art in Omaha, NE, LA Artcore in Los Angeles, CA, and DATELINE in Denver, CO. His work has been featured in publications such as Huffington Post, New American Paintings, and recently, Art Maze Magazine Issue 9. Future exhibitions include a solo show at Iron Tail Gallery in Lincoln, NE. He was a resident at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center in 2017, as the recipient of the 2017 Lincoln Mayor's Arts Awards - Kimmel Award, and a recent recipient of the 2019 Nebraska Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship. Villarreal currently lives and works in Lincoln, NE.

    For inquiries and sales, please contact

    Hilary Nelson, Gallery Curator at TIMESCLUBGALLERY@PRAIRIELIGHTS.COM

    Please join us for a reception on Saturday, March 30th in the cafe from 6-8pm.

     

  • A Line Is A Wish Your Hand Makes

    works by Gaby Collins-Fernandez

    On view February 4 - March 3 2019

    Gaby Collins-Fernandez is an artist living and working in New York City. She holds degrees from Dartmouth College (B.A.) and the Yale School of Art (M.F.A., Painting/Printmaking). Her work has been shown in the US and internationally, recently in "Third Space" a survey of contemporary art at the Birmingham Museum of Art, Alabama, at Recess, Baltimore; and in New York at el Museo del Barrio, Pratt Institute, Nathalie Karg Gallery Honey Ramka, and Danese Corey. Her work has been discussed in publications such as The Brooklyn Rail and artcritical, and was recently featured on the video interview series, Gorky's Granddaughter. She is a recipient of a residency at the Marble House Project in Dorset, VT, a Fellowship at Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY, and a 2013 Rema Hort Mann Foundation Emerging Art Award. Collins-Fernandez is also a writer whose texts have appeared in publications such as the popular Painting on Paintings blog, The Miami Rail, and The Brooklyn Rail. Her translations of a group of Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz's sonnets with Kimberly Kruge was published in 2015 in Riot of Perfume Magazine. She is a founder and publisher of the annual magazine Precog, and a co-director of the artist-run art and music initiative BombPop!Up.

    For inquiries and sales, please contact

    Hilary Nelson, Gallery Curator at TIMESCLUBGALLERY@PRAIRIELIGHTS.COM

    Please join us for a reception on Friday, February 8th in the cafe from 5pm - 7pm.

     

  • Apparent / Appearance

    On view December 3, 2018 - February 3, 2019

    Jim Shrosbree earned his MFA in Ceramics at the University of Montana, Missoula. His work is exhibited widely and is in the collections of the Des Moines Art Center, Detroit Institute of Art, Los Angeles County Museum, Edythe and Eli Broad Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art Honolulu, Mint Museum, Daum Museum of Contemporary Art and the University of Iowa Museum of Art, including a commissioned sculpture permanently installed in the U of I main Library Commons south lobby in 2014.

    Awards include grants from the National Endowment for the Arts (Midwest Fellowship), Iowa Arts Council, The Pollock-Krasner Foundation and residency fellowships at MacDowell Artists Colony and Yaddo.  Shrosbree is represented by Paul Kotula Projects in Detroit, MI.

    Jim Shrosbree is Professor of Art at Maharishi University in Fairfield, Iowa.

    For inquiries and sales, please contact

    Hilary Nelson, Gallery Curator at TIMESCLUBGALLERY@PRAIRIELIGHTS.COM

    Please join us for a reception with the artist on Sunday, December 9th in the cafe from 4pm - 6pm.

     

  • Between Gravity and What Cheer: Iowa Photographs

    Works by Barry Phipps

    On view November 12 - December 2

    Barry Phipps is an Iowa City-based multimedia artist. Since graduating from the Kansas City Art Institute, he has spent nearly three decades as a working artist in the disciplines of music, art and photography. For the past ten years he has worked as a professional photographer in Chicago and Iowa City. His first trade publication Between Gravity and What Cheer: Iowa Photographs was published in May by The University of Iowa Press.

    For inquiries and sales, please contact

    Hilary Nelson, Gallery Curator at TIMESCLUBGALLERY@PRAIRIELIGHTS.COM

    Please join us for a reception with the artist on Friday, November 16 in the cafe from 8pm - 9pm.