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2013.07.12 > For Immediate Release
contact: Charley Reed - University Communications
phone: 402.554.2129 - email: unonews@unomaha.edu

UNO Artists On Display at Council Bluffs Gallery

Omaha - A pair of University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) art instructors will open a gallery show featuring their work in Council Bluffs beginning Saturday, July 13.

Russ Nordman, associate professor of art, and his wife, Jody Boyer, an instructor of art at UNO, will officially open “Machine / Man / Air / Land” with a reception at the RNG Gallery, 157 West Broadway, that runs from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The gallery is located next to Dixie Quicks.

Nordman and Boyer are showcasing a combined 36 new pieces, all created in 2013.

Nordman’s work is influenced by his interest in the relationship between machines and man.

"These objects need us to complete their function,” Nordman says. “Without us they sit idle. We are the consciousness of the machine.

“With this body of work, the machines are documented, taken apart and then reconfigured. With this reconfiguration, the human component is taken out but our vestiges still remain. It is ‘a representation of the unconscious self.’"

Boyer’s work focuses on the concept of the “lens” and how different lenses can frame the world around us. The showcased pieces are designed to create intimate, fragmented and personal experiences involving landscape, atmosphere and sense of place.

Nordman has been an associate professor of intermedia and digital art at UNO since 2002.

In addition to her work at UNO Boyer also teaches art at Norris Middle School.

Both Nordman and Boyer have had their work displayed at galleries across the country including the Des Moines Art Center and Womanmade Gallery in Chicago.

“Machine / Man / Air / Land” runs through Sunday, Sept. 1.

For further information, contact Charley Reed, UNO media relations coordinator, at 402.554.2129 or by email at unonews@unomaha.edu.

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