Exhibition dates: November 30, 2015 – January 8, 2016
Opening reception: Friday, December 4, 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Public viewing: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
The Nebraska Arts Council will host an opening reception featuring artwork by Lincoln artist Nolan Tredway on Friday, December 4, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the Fred Simon Gallery. The exhibition will be on display through January 8, 2016.
Nolan Tredway is a native Nebraskan and Lincoln-based artist, where he is co-director of Tugboat Gallery and runs his own studio/gallery. He studied art at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, with additional courses from the Fundacion Ortega y Gasset in Toledo, Spain. His work has earned the Ida M. Vreeland Award and a Nebraska Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship. While primarily a painter and filmmaker, he also works in a variety of media from T-shirt to toy design. He is the creator of the marionette short film series, Milk, which has been shown nationally, and his paintings have been exhibited internationally.
Tredway explores both personal and established mythologies, with a particular emphasis on their contemporization and hybridization. Tredway juxtaposes both the classic and contemporary as reflected not only in his subject matter, but also in his style, blending an illustrative approach with Renaissance techniques. His imagery draws from a variety of sources, ranging from Midwestern and Tuscan landscapes to storybook monsters and a myriad of mythologies, all of which he combines to create paintings both bizarre and beautiful.
View more of Nolan's work at www.nolantredway.com.