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You make my heart smile but you also make my eyes cry

February 27 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until March 14, 2020


This January, Omaha-based artist Thalia Rodgers opens The Union for Contemporary Art’s 2020 exhibitions series with You make my heart smile but you also make my eyes cry.

“Being me is one of the hardest, most amazing things I’ve ever done,” says the painter and digital artist. “This exhibition is a never ending series of gifts to myself and a journey to learn everything I can learn about myself.”

Rodgers’ world swirls with color and psychedelic forms. Figures emerge from chaotic voids. Fierce and joyous energies wrestle for place within the frame. Visions. Vibrations. A strange and urgent naturalism.

“There are a lot of places and imagined, dreamy landscapes in this work because I have been thinking a lot about our precious earth and where I want to go next in her . . . Almost everything I do within my work is because it’s satisfying.”