Dayton Castleman

While we’ve focused on the some of the more spatial aspects of Nomadic Studio, I’d like to spend today and tomorrow talking about a couple of the large-scale artworks that we had in the Main Gallery. Up first is artist and educator Dayton Castleman’s massive work “Chicken”. Quick note: Dayton ended up re-christening it “Starcross’d […]

Jeff Zimmermann

The first thing anyone saw when visiting Nomadic Studio were Jeff Zimmermann’s gigantic twinned portraits “Norf” and “Sowf”. But they weren’t in front of the entry. They were at the back front wall of the Main Gallery, but they’re so large that your eye was immediately drawn. They’re maybe seven feet square each and are […]

Watie White

The next big-ticket item on our tour of the on-site murals is this enormous canvas by Nebraskan Watie White. We met Watie through our co-curator at Stockyard Institute, Jim Duignan. Jim had been in regular contact with Watie regarding an artistic conduit between us in Chicago and him in Omaha. Watie came in for about […]

Lavie Raven and Kat

One of the fun things about hosting an exhibit covering the nomadic nature of artists is having their work move in and out of the space and be a part of other shows and exhibits. At the top of Nomadic Studio, were were loaned this portable mural by Lavie Raven and Kat entitled “Resistance”. It […]

Zebadiah Arrington

Following up with another collaboration with the University of Hip Hop’s alum comes Lavie Raven’s protege, Zebadiah Arrington. Zeb’s a bit of a graffiti wizard and also a bit of a rascal. Jim Duignan introduced him to Beth Wiedner and I when he was maybe fifteen when we were working on “Musical Chairs”. Even in […]

Kevin Cyr

Today, I’d like to start with one of the first inspirations for Nomadic Studio and a part of the exhibit. We we first discovered Kevin Cyr’s mobile marvels when doing our research and stumbled upon his epic camper bike in Beijing, and were smitten. Kevin is a painter and illustrator whose subject matter is regularly […]