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How do visual images work in an aural space? LIke this. Each episode adds to the gallery of the airwaves and connects listeners to the Sioux City Art Center's permanent collection.

Pure Nostalgia

10 minutes ago
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"His artworks are really accessible, they are combinations of nostalgia with a little bit of pop thrown in," says Behrens. "But, the more you start to look you recognize that there's a lot more detail than what your eyes first tell you…"  

Works by Andrew Kosten are currently on display in the Sioux City Art Center Selects exhibition which is on view through June 23rd.

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"The splatters came first and then the drawings came second but that allowed him to pick out just the right size building so that they are incorporated really well into the splatters and sometimes even the tire tracks," says Behrens. "It's a really unusual project and such a creative way to try to connect to where you are. Literally taking the stuff that is in many ways impacting your life at a certain time of the year and converting that into art."

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"The expressions that each of these subjects has is natural. It's what we might otherwise, you know, read as blank. It allows us to continue that story with themselves because they're not expressing any strong emotion, they just leave everything up to the viewer," says Behrens. "And that's what really captivated us when we first encountered Kristine's photos and we're really delighted that we can bring these to Sioux City to show what great documentary photography can be".

Complex Compositions

Apr 30, 2019
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"Some of the patterns that he creates will start to, I think trigger some things in your brain. And that is conscious on his part," says Behrens. "He recognizes that the complexity of his compositions will require you to really look hard."

Works by Marcus Cain are currently on display in the Sioux City Art Center Selects exhibition

Angles

Apr 18, 2019
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"When you realize that it's two sides of the same structure then you start to understand it's more… about our depth", says Behrens. "…There's always another angle. And to see two angles at the same, it really helps solidify that multiple viewings, multiple encounters are required to really understand the complexity of any individual."

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"…It's one of those amazing transformations that can happen in the hands of an artist where you take something that you think is just what it is but you're able to transform that into something that is so much more", says Behrens.  

Arc No. 3 is on display in the Sioux City Art Center's Permanent Collection on View exhibition.

Dumpling

Apr 4, 2019
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"Kaneko is based in Omaha, has been there for many many years and is probably the best known artist in Omaha," says Behrens.  "And if you go to almost any public square or park in Omaha, you'll find his works, so this a piece that we are very proud to have in our collection."

Geometric Structures

Mar 28, 2019
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"The paintings that Howe did, especially in the 1960s, when being a truly contemporary Native American  artist was still a radical thing, you can see how his style his way of approaching his own heritage influenced then the next several generations of artists," says Behrens.

Painterly Qualities

Mar 21, 2019
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"Photography has been around for almost a hundred and eighty years, and even now there are still some people who fight against photography being an artform," says Behrens. "But, the painterly qualities that Michael Eastman is working towards without actually using paint, really clarifies that photograph in the hands of a very capable photographer can be as powerful an artform as anything else."

Cohesive Pop Art

Mar 14, 2019
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"It's a pretty small step sometimes to take something that is basic and make it something more meaningful," says Behrens. "And I think that's what Robert was doing in a painting like this, where he is taking things that are top of the mind and seeing if he can put them all together to make one cohesive thing out of it. And in Three Bean Salad, as weird as that sounds, he's actually done that."

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