Current Exhibition

New Work
 by Brian Andrew Coate

Exhibition runs Monday, February 26- Friday, April 6, 2018

Gallery Talk: Thursday, March 15, 5 to 7 p.m.

KHN is pleased to welcome 2017 resident alum, Brian Andrew Coate, back to Nebraska City. A longtime resident of Lincoln, NE, Coate received his BFA in Studio Art from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2016. He has exhibited in several regional galleries, as well as in the SRIS Gallery of Contemporary Art in Florence, Italy. His work, often ambiguous and full of implications, is best summed up in his own words:

“It is easy to view the past with rose colored glasses, seduced by the silver glow of a classic film, the smell of an antique book, or the ghostly imprint of an old photograph. Like the narratives we create, these things serve as distractions, escapes, and often as indictments.

This is where I look when creating paintings and drawings; portraits referential to perceived romantic notions of the past in relation to our own present. With this work I strive for ambiguous narrative; allusions to the sensual, the spiritual, the political, the spectral, and the unknown. There are implications of sinister and enigmatic forces, something beyond the veneer, something truthful, something absurd.”

The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts is located at 801 Third Corso in Nebraska City and is regularly open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m and for special events. Both the exhibit and the reception are free, handicapped accessible, and open to the public of all ages. KHN is a program of the Richard P. Kimmel and Laurine Kimmel Charitable Foundation, Inc

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