Paintings by Sydney Chase at Governor's Residence

Paintings by Sydney Chase at Governor's Residence

The Act of Being Present
Paintings by Sydney Chase

Exhibition dates: December 12 – March 10
Public hours: Thursdays (except holidays) from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Nebraska Governor’s Residence
1425 H Street, Lincoln, NE 68508

Dew, Oil on canvas, 48 x 60 inches, 2016
Reflect, Oil on canvas, 24 x 36 inches, 2016

The Nebraska Arts Council partners with the Nebraska Governor’s Residence each year to display the artwork of Nebraska artists on the walls of the building’s main conference room. This unique space allows civic leaders, citizens, school children and other visitors the opportunity to acknowledge and appreciate the diversity of statewide artistic talent.

Paintings by Sydney Chase will be on display in the residence December 12 – March 10, with public hours on Thursdays from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. To request an appointment (recommended for groups of 10 or more), contact Residence Director Leisa Ausdemore at (402) 471-3466.

About the Exhibition: Sydney Chase’s newest body of work, The Act of Being Present, is based on the idea that people fill every second of every day with one thing or another. Life is a blur of events, emotions and busywork. People fill their lives and moments with things that have to get done or completed, and if people aren't doing something they are thinking about the next thing that is going to happen.

The Act of Being Present is centered around taking those moments that can be easily forgotten and treasuring them instead; taking them and hiding them in the deepest catacombs of one's soul. Each image in this collection is a moment in time that Sydney holds in high regard. These moments may seem simple and average but should not be forgotten.

About the Artist: Sydney Chase a visual artist located in Omaha, Nebraska, where she has lived for three years. Prior to living in Omaha, she studied painting at the Kansas City Art Institute.

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