Lincoln artist Jeremy Johnson has executed his largest painting ever, and probably his first outdoor mural, created for Constellation Studios ongoing WallWorks public art project. This new addition to brings painterly atmospheric abstraction, a sense of voids and spheres, gestural drips and tendrils. We all watched in amazement as Jeremy responded each day to his stenciling props of sticks and antlers, his energetic layering with spray and brush, as he responds intuitively to the paint and the surrounding at large. Many passers-by were interested and engaged in dialogue with this intelligent and driven artist. Jeremy holds an MFA from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
The large mural is underway again, with plans to complete this spring with more details, resolutions, and refinements. Come see what has evolved! And catch the views from Union Plaza and the bike path, as this colorful mural blazes across the downtown skyline. This mural has become a favorite photo stop…..appearing behind some great poses, outfits and shiny cars!
Also, celebrate the completion of the large WallWorks painting by invited artist Spencer Pacheco. This mural painting is a “street art” style work, drawn free-hand onto the wall site, then filled with color and intricate graphic illusions. Executing this large scale work is a great experience for this UNL art student! The work will be on view for several months, and no doubt will be a great photo spot as well. Thanks to Spencer for his hard work and excitement to see the impact of his imagination out in the world in this collaboration with Constellation Studios.
I want to thank all of you who have given a hand and enabled great progress to happen on my mural at Constellation Studios. It has come a long way, and looks amazing! Right now the weather is going to put a slow down on what can be done, until spring. Also, what is left to do is up high and needs to be done from the scissors lift or ladders, and also so much yet needs my touch to do the blending and special color effects. So, keep watching and eventually I will get back to this huge project… it has been fun and consuming… with a great presence now on ‘O’ Street!