Himmelfarb is one of the most respected artists of the Midwest. His work spans virtually all mediums, including painting, drawing, and printmaking, as well as sculptures in metals, ceramics, and found objects. His current and continuing series of works focuses on trucks as a subject. In Himmelfarb’s own words, “These works are not about trucks but about us, our histories, skills, coping mechanisms, ambitions and character.” The Atrium will exhibit a number of his larger sculptures, while the 3rd floor galleries will present smaller sculptures and wall-mounted work. The exhibition will also include one of Himmelfarb’s “life-sized” truck sculptures, such as Penelope Awaiting Her Chamberlain, a 1946 Chevrolet farm truck that has been converted into a mobile sculpture. The show will be complemented by the 124-page book, John Himmelfarb: Trucks: Recent Works, published in 2014.
This exhibition has been sponsored in part by the Martin/Seamster Fund.
John Himmelfarb, Bend in the Road, 2011, painted steel plate, 43 x 25 x 75 inches courtesy of the artist and Modern Arts Midtown, Omaha, NE