Fred Simon Gallery

The Fred Simon Gallery presents the artwork of a select number of Nebraska artists each year. You are welcome to visit the gallery, which is located in the Nebraska Arts Council offices at the historic Burlington building at 1004 Farnam Street, Lower Level, in Omaha's popular Old Market District.

Gallery hours of operation are 8 – 5, Monday through Friday. For more information about the gallery, contact J.D. Hutton or call 402/595-2142.


Kim Reid-Kuhn: September 8 -October 17 , 2014

Opening Reception: Friday, September 12, 5:00-7:00 p.m.

The Sacraments of Domesticity
Cultural and political institutions impress upon our lives in conscious and unconscious ways. Without often knowing, we tend to mirror and revere the way large and powerful establishments confine us. In fact, these institutions may function as contemporary icons for our own social and personal space-making.
Drawing upon historic and contemporary icons from our unconscious reality, this exhibition’s work explores a sacred/profane dichotomy using mark making generated in a method similar to automatic writing. This content is drawn from myths and is seen in fragmented and compartmentalized layers. Graphic shapes are synthesized into a seamless, cacophonous flow. This is a flow harnessing a frenzied vigor; an energy that ricochets between what confines and what we try to reach. --Kim Reid Kuhn

Kim Reid Kuhn resides in Omaha, Neb. and engages in personal studio practice, teaching and curating. The artist has participated recently in residency programs at WetLand (Philadelphia, Pa.) and Constellations Studios (Lincoln, Neb.). Notable local and regional exhibitions include shows at NewBLK, Tugboat Gallery and RNG Gallery, as well as a two-person show at Bemis Underground. Kim has taught art classes at Joslyn Art Museum, The Union for Contemporary Art, several Montessori schools as well as mentored at the Kent Bellows Studio and Center for the Visual Arts. Her passion for curating has led her to partner with many local artists and open Sweatshop Gallery in the Benson District of Omaha. She was selected for the Nebraska Arts Council's Artists in Schools and Communities roster. Kim won the Omaha Entertainment and Arts Award in 2013 for Best 2D Artist, in 2013 and 2012 for Best Two-Person Show. The artist holds a BFA in Fine Art from University of Nebraska at Omaha.

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