Tuesday, July 2 - Sunday, July 29
Three artists will show new works in “Color Excitement” July 3 to July 29, 2018 at the Artists’ Cooperative Gallery, 405 S. 11th St. in Omaha. Artists Joan Fetter, Agneta Gaines, and Jenna Johnson will host a First Friday opening reception 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., July 6, 2018.
Painter Joan Fetter continues to work with color and realism to further the meaning of her work and to add variety to her pieces. She loves to paint whimsical farm animals and uses patterns and bright colors in her work.
Agneta Gaines is a fiber artist, specifically a weaver and always tries to manipulate the fibers she is using. Agneta uses yarns, linen, cotton, raffia or paper. She likes to experiment with plant materials like reeds of all kinds - painted or natural - wheat, dried flowers and for this show wire. She has also tried to express herself with color - particularly in paper yarn and needle felting wool.
Skin is currently Jenna Johnson’s reason for painting. A person’s history can be found engraved in their marks and scars, telling a story without any words. An honest identification can be found in skin. “My process is simple, yet time consuming. I roll on two coats of wall paint for the background. I then project the image onto the canvas to silhouette a base layer of white gesso. Finally, I construct my figures through many layers of watered down acrylics. The piece tells me when it’s done. My “dump” pieces without subjects are inspired by my love for recycling color. You can find recycled bits of scrapped paint from my palette kept over the years, now coming alive in these pieces. As you view, I ask you to connect with my friends. My subjects are all personal, and I am thankful for the vulnerability they are allowing you to see.”