Sunday, April 27, 2008

Pulp Gallery

I recently had another exhibition open in April in Omaha this time at the Pulp Gallery and Paper Store.  Since I also have work currently on display at RNG Gallery, I decided this work should be different from the other location.  I chose to show work from my graduate thesis project.  Joey Lynch of Tugboat Presents curated this show with an artist from Lincoln, Carlos Guerrero.  

The first image is from the "All We Have is Now" series and the second one is "Untitled".  This show was recently reviewed by the City Weekly and you can click here to download a pdf of it.  Also you can read an artist statement for the work by visiting my website at www.andrewhershey.com or following this link to the statement.



Friday, April 25, 2008

Typophile

You gotta check out his video I just found on an awesome design related blog called Uppercase.  The video is a human life shown through typography.  I just saw Helvetica and thought it was so interesting so that might explain part of my fascination with this video.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

A few prints at RNG

Both of these prints are from the series "The Wearing out of the World" and are currently featured at the Bemis Center staff show at RNG Gallery.  Click here to download a review of the show courtesy of the Omaha City Weekly.


Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Catherine Ferguson Website

Check out Catherine Ferguson's new website. She's designing the sets and costumes for the upcoming Aida Opera here in Omaha. The section with the image is actually a slideshow on the homepage. Her website is www.catherineferguson.com

UnderCurrents - Group Show at RNG

Next upcoming show is a group show with fellow staff members of the Bemis. It will be at RNG Gallery here in Omaha featuring Rachel Ziegler, Matt Lowe, Jeremy Stern, Natalie Linstrom and of course me. It should be an awesome show with an opening on April 5, 6-10pm. I'll be showing similar work that was at Big Orbit Gallery and Curated Culture, but I'm thinking of adding a few twists to it. Stop by the opening or looking for an upcoming post with some pictures. Then the weekend following this opening I'll be in a 2 person show on the other side of Omaha. I'm a little worried that it'll be to soon to have 2 shows in the same city, but sometimes you got to take opportunities when they come and it will be different work. Look out for more information on that.

House Surprises!

Oh Boy! House fun. So after a week and a half of living in the new place, we've already had our first house guest and 2 repairs. The furnace crapped out and stopped lighting, right after Dan left. They were able to fix that fairly easily. Then that night 1 of the new pipes in the bathroom came about at a joint! Thank goodness we were there at the time to shut of the water right away. Mark had just finished a shower when I noticed water pooling on the floor and then we heard gushing water from the first floor! As a ran to the basement to shut of the water it looked like it was raining in the freshly painted kitchen with an inch of water pooling on the freshly refinished wood floors.

We were able to soak up most of the water right away and tore out the ceiling to allow all the beams to dry. Hopefully we won't get any mold going in there. So our contractor has been working (Slooowly) on fixing everything. I think the joint in the pipe just didn't get glued right and it took it a week of use to come apart. Anyway so we're back to plastic on everything , a mess everywhere and the stove in the dining room! I guess nobody said home ownership would be easy. Well actually everyone said it was hard work.

I'm looking forward to having everything put back together, to cook a meal in my own house and not have to trip over any damn plastic tarps.

Moved in February

After many months of waiting and working we finally moved in to our place at the end of February. The following week we had a friend visit us from St. Louis. Of Course we'd planned on him coming to visit for months and we thought we'd be moved in sometime in December. Oh well at least we got in to the house before he made it to Omaha. And good friends don't care to much about moving boxes filling the place.

Here are 3 pictures 2 of the living room and the yellow on the walls. Originally we wanted a color that would set of the woodwork. This color does that, but it wasn't quite what we had in mind. It's a little jarring in an empty room, but with some things in the room it looks okay. the other picture is the dining room in dark brown and light blue for the ceiling. It'll be fun to work on fill and decorating the rooms.


Tuesday, January 22, 2008

The Bathroom is even closer to being done.

At this point we are still waiting on the custom sized shower door to come in. And then getting it installed. Then we need to paint everything, but that's the easy part, and clean up the beat up old door that comes into the bathroom. And with that I think the bathroom will finally be done. So, what our contractor said would be a 3 week project should finally, by the end of the month, be done after 4 months! Well I guess he's done a good job, but my goodness....

Take a look at some of the older pictures and just try to picture: that the old bathroom had plastic mint green tile on the walls and only 12 inches of space between the sink and the bathtub to squeeze through on your way to the toilet/cupboards.











More Bathroom pictures

I'm sure you've all been dying to know more about how the house project is going. Well here are some pictures of the bathroom coming closer to being done.


Shower stall on the left in the black marble. Toilet going on the right.


Medicine cabinet number 1 you can see the hook ups for pedestal sink number 1.


Medicine cabinet number 2 with second sink hook ups and more cupboards.

New house picture slideshow

Take a look at the slideshow of the house work. I think if you click on it you'll be taken to my Picasa web album to view them as thumbnails. Anyway it's taking a long time but its already come a long way.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

PULP Omaha

A new gallery space/paper store called Pulp opened recently in the Benson area of Omaha. It's pretty awesome and features loads of great letterpress and silkscreen cards and gifts. The gallery has had 2 shows so far, one featuring Tugboat Presents' Joey Lynch who does mostly silkscreen prints and the newest show features art by women. I haven't been to see this show yet but the list of names is impressive. I'd love to show art work there sometime.

Anyway they have a website check it out at http://www.p-u-l-p.com/

bemisUNDERGROUND

Take a look at the most recent website I've made. It's for the Bemis Center's Alternative project space called the Bemis Underground. I think the site looks pretty good. Let me know what you think.

Catching up

Sorry I've been away for so long. Things have been crazy busy. We're still working on our house. The bathroom is almost done. We have the living room and the dining room done and currently the hardwood floors are being redone. So it looks like if all goes well we'll be in the place FINALLY by the end of January. Of course the house won't be done by any means but at least we'll be able to call it home. I really can't wait!!

Here are 2 pictures from my recent show in Buffalo, NY at Big Orbit gallery. It's a new process for me and usually I include people in the images so these seem a little strange to me to be devoid of figures.



Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Early Pictures of Our Fixer Upper

Here's a slideshow of the house we bought. As you can see it needs a lot of work. We've been working just about every night on it. Last Saturday we had a work party day. Mark's family all came out and my parents came. We pretty much got the whole back yard cleaned up. The place definitely looks like a prison with its gray stucco. We're going to repaint it eventually, but first things first.