Arts
6:06 am
Tue July 15, 2014

Social Studies is on view at the W. Dale Clark Library

Social Studies is the new exhibit on view at the W. Dale Clark Library in downtown Omaha.

Laura Carlson, Social Studies

Paintings from Laura Carlson, performance artist and situation maker, are on display. 

Carlson says the exhibit is based around her interest in intersectional thinking, and the way power and privilege and oppression work together.

She says often people are afraid to have conversations about these subjects. 

Social Studies offers the public a series of collaborative dialogue workshops throughout the month to address these issues.

"So Social Studies is a way for me to go from my own studio practice, which right now there are paintings on the wall (of the library) from my solo practice and then over the month, with the workshops, together we will be making collective drawings from our dialogues and then those will replace everything in the gallery.”

Social Studies is on view through July 28th in the Michael Phipps Gallery. 

Discussion based workshops take place Monday, July 21st and Monday, July 28th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. 

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