LJS Feature: James Bockelman's 'A Sidelong Glance,' an illuminating exhibition curated from artist's studio

 

LJS Feature: James Bockelman's 'A Sidelong Glance,' an illuminating exhibition curated from artist's studio

LJS Feature: James Bockelman's 'A Sidelong Glance,' an illuminating exhibition curated from artist's studio

Thursday, January 10, 2019

A table sits in the center of the Lux Center for the Arts gallery, covered with pieces of broken glass, the top of a wooden chair, an egg carton covered in plaster, a wooden shoe block and a slab of an old wall.

Surrounding it on the walls are painting on panels, drawings on paper, some collages and a few paintings on canvas -- all transported from Seward to Lincoln for “A Sidelong Glance,” an exhibition curated from the studio of James Bockelman.

“The idea of the show was to take a long view of what’s in my studio,” Bockelman said. “I wanted the opportunity to show things that are in the studio that I look at every day that are not part of the front-and-center project.”

But “A Sidelong Glance” turned out to be more than that, becoming an illuminating look at Bockelman’s process, the repurposing of tools into art, a demonstration of connections within his work and, importantly, a show that works without any knowledge of its origins.


Read the full Lincoln Journal Star article here.

 
 

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