Maple St. Construct Opens ‘Vernacular’

March 6th, 2020

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—Maple Street Construct Gallery in Benson has two main goals: highlighting architectural art and design, and forming a creative bridge between Omaha and Los Angeles. Tonight they will open Vernacular, an exhibition featuring the urban photography of Dan Schwalm from Omaha and Taiyo Watanabe, based in LA. Artist and curator of Vernacular, Mike Nesbit, was the first LA artist to work with Maple Street and Nebraska’s chapter of the American Institute of Architects back in 2017.

Featuring Curator, Mike Nesbit

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Maple St. Construct Opens ‘A Surfer’s Time’

June 7th, 2019

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—LA architect and artist Robin Donaldson will show work tonight at Benson’s Maple Street Construct in, titled A Surfer’s Time. The gallery highlights the art of architecture at the same time bridging Omaha to the rest of the nation’s creative hubs. The title and the show itself might not have come together, though, if weren’t for a colleague’s suggestion.

Featuring Artist, Robin Donaldson.

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POST-NOVIS, ‘Narrative Architecture’ Opens on Maple Street

February 1st, 2019

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—While many institutions are gearing up to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the German Bauhaus Movement in art and architecture, Maple Street Construct’s exhibition opening tonight pays homage to to the parallel but lesser known movement, UNOVIS, from Vitebsk, Belarus. Architects and Professors Cruz García and Nathalie Frankowski of the University of Nebraska Lincoln have collaborated with their students to imagine a renaissance of the lost art school, titled, POST-NOVIS.

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Maple Street Construct Opens ‘Wall Assembly’

August 3rd, 2018

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—Simply put, the Duck vs. the Decorated Shed a theory of architecture put forward by Robert Venturi, Denise Scott Brown, and Steven Izenour. For them, all structures fall into one of those categories, either resembling an object as a sculpture, like a duck, which is a reference to an actual structure in Long Island, or a more standard structure with a façade to give a certain impression.

Architect and assistant professor at UCLA, Andrew Kovacs has unpacked this dichotomy in his work, some of which will be shown this weekend at Maple Street Construct. He begins with scaled down sculptures, often resembling complex 3-dimensional collages of pieced together objects and architectural styles, sometimes challenging the limits of perception.

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Art and Architecture: Mike Nesbit’s FLOOD

August 16th, 2017

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Nesbit began a career in professional baseball but later studied at the Southern California Institute of Architecture. His current work unites visual art and architecture, combining drawing and painting aesthetics with large scale installation techniques and concrete canvases.

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