Where We Land explores the landscape of disproportionate violence against people of color. Place and environment influence cultural perceptions surrounding race, violence, complicity, and imminent danger, and in turn, those ideas affect the ongoing relationship of communities to the spaces they occupy. Despite the increased visibility of brutality through sharing on social media, public reactions to these scenes are deeply polarized and influenced by geographic divides that our digital connection has not successfully bridged. Photographer Zora Murff (Lincoln, NE), and multidisciplinary artists Jordan Weber (Des Moines, IA) and Lachell Workman (Bridgeport, CT) use the physical materials and visual details of urban and natural environments as a vehicle to explore presumed narratives and the gaps between contradictory interpretations of shared views of violence.
Where We Land will run June 16 to August 12, 2017. All exhibiting artists will be in attendance for the Opening Reception – Friday, June 16th from 6:00-9:00 pm.
The Union’s Fellowship offers an experience for local artists that not only supports their creative process but also provides the opportunity to engage the North Omaha community through art making and creativity. A jury will select five artists living in the Omaha-Council Bluffs metro for the 2018 Fellowship which includes:
Applications close August 31, 2017
The Union for Contemporary Art is currently seeking a passionate, self-motivated individual to help establish and implement fundraising initiatives for The Union, to grow financial support through the research and writing of national and local grants, special events, annual appeals, etc. The Development Manager will also work to expand and diversify the organization’s donor base and work closely with the Executive Director, Board and staff to secure funding for programs and new initiatives.
The Union is a rapidly growing organization, the successful candidate will help forge new relationships and partnerships to increase The Union’s visibility, impact and financial resources to help facilitate our growth and support the services we offer the Greater Omaha community.
The Union for Contemporary Art is an equal opportunity employer. We do not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of age, race, religion, color, handicap, gender, physical condition, developmental disability, sexual orientation or national origin. Period.