Omaha Public Radio News
5:12 am
Fri September 24, 2010

Beyond Realism: The Works of Kent Bellows 1970-2005 Opens This Weekend at the Joslyn Art Museum

Omaha, NE – The Joslyn Art Museum opens the Kent Bellows: Beyond Realism exhibition on Saturday.

Curator Molly Hutton says the exhibit spans the years 1970-2005 and is made up of 71 works. Artworks include pencil drawings and oil paintings. In his work, Hutton says Bellows, an Omaha native, found a way to be a meticulous photo-realist artist, concentrating very carefully on producing reality. She says one of the biggest highlights of the show is Bellows' final series on the seven deadly sins. Another big highlight is Bellows' self-portraits. According to Hutton, "You really feel after you gaze at them for awhile that you know something about this artist and I think visitors are going to find that fascinating."

Hutton returns in early December to present a public lecture on the artist and his work. She says her lecture will deal with the influence of film on Bellows' works. Kent Bellows: Beyond Realism runs through January 16th at the Joslyn Art Museum.