New work beginning!

What do we have here? We have 35 rock-solid, layered, 3/4″, warp-free, stronger than the Gates of Hell, 18×20 panels just absolutely begging to be slapped with brilliant ideas and paint before floating in custom frames that will embrace them for all eternity. That’s what we have here. #JohnStillmunksArt #omahaartist #rawartists #neoexpressionism #neocubist #artistininstagram #artforsaleonline https://www.instagram.com/p/B-AvE9Uj6sR/?igshid=lygje7mcr8p7

Opening night video

Short clip from opening night at The Little Gallery in Benson last Friday. “Brace Yourself: Tenacious Karma” will be available for you to see through March. Sold paintings are hanging for the duration of the show as well. https://polecatcommunications.com/2020/02/21/brace-yourself-tenacious-karma-opens-march-6/ #omahaartist #thelittlegallerybenson #johnstillmunksart #rawart #neoexpressionism #neocubist #outsiderart #artforsale #neoexpressionist https://www.instagram.com/p/B9egdkqjpx9/?igshid=1nw88v1cszij5

Still in the kiln, so to speak.

Still in process, but pretty damn close . . . it might make the cut at the last moment this week! “Somebody Robbed the Burger Chef Again” (in progress) 18×24 Mixed Media John Stillmunks Come see the final work next Friday at The Little Gallery. “Brace Yourself: Tenacious Karma” Opening 6 March https://polecatcommunications.com/2020/02/21/brace-yourself-tenacious-karma-opens-march-6/ #braceyourselftenaciouskarma #neocubism #neoexpressionist #thelittlegallerybenson #JohnStillmunksArt #rawart #outsiderart #neoexpressionism #omahaartist #artistininstagram #neocubist https://www.instagram.com/p/B9Ny6-SDEwZ/?igshid=arjaaz5k4v5r

Brace Youself: Tenacious Karma

BENSON – the little gallery is pleased to host “Brace Yourself – Tenacious Karma” by John Stillmunks during the month of March. The opening reception is Friday, March 6, from 6:00 to 9:00pm at 5901 Maple Street in conjunction with Benson First Friday.

Born and raised in North Omaha, Stillmunks studied at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Metropolitan State University in Denver before graduating from Iowa State University with a BFA in painting.

After college, he and his wife opened the Independent Thought Gallery and Studio in Des Moines, where he shared his work and promoted local artists for 15 years. His art has been featured in shows across the country, from Phoenix to Miami.

Stillmunks recently returned to Omaha and established his studio at Bench. He describes the show as “”17 new paintings examining life’s influences, variables, options, and choices – which often lead to resulting events arriving just as God begins to laugh heartily.”

Below is the artist in his own words.

“My work always has a nod to schadenfreude – also I have been gravitating back to my roots in blue collar North Omaha in terms of color, texture, grit, humor, tenacity, variation, improvisation, perspective and resilience gained from growing up there. Ironically, I have spent my whole life trying to get away from what I am now embracing in middle age.

“I use multiple perspectives and patterned movement to convey energy and emotion. Colors and patterns come directly from Midwestern African American folk art. Textures and imagery are without a doubt influenced by urban Midwestern architecture, graffiti, Catholic church symbolism and graphics and the “edge” acquired from urban environments in the upper Midwest such as Omaha, Minneapolis, KC, and Chicago.”

View his work at:

john-stillmunks.square.site
http://www.facebook.com/munksie
http://www.twitter.com/johnstillmunks
http://www.instagram.com/johnstillmunksart

the little gallery is powered by Polecat Communications in downtown Benson. Winter hours are Tuesday through Friday from 3 to 5pm, Saturday from 10am to 1pm and by appointment. For more information, call 402.681.1901 or email info@polecatcommunications.com.