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.