LUX Center for the Arts presents Archetype by Jason Piccoli and Female Gaze Returned: A Group Painting Exhibition curated by Sandra Williams. These exhibitions will have an opening reception August 4th from 5-8 p.m. Archetype is a ceramics exhibition featuring the work of LUX Artist-in-Residence, Jason Piccoli. The work in this show is the record and result of Piccoli surrendering to his own “archetype.” He describes the artist’s archetype as their unique system of working which embodies “experience, skill level, interests, tastes, inspirations, aptitude and method, to name a few.” Piccoli expresses that the archetype is never static, always in flux, “following its own logic together with the artist’s instinct,” and that this evolution is what fascinates him about art and the finished piece. Jason Piccoli is a Colorado native and earned his BFA in Ceramics at Metropolitan State University of Denver, and later his MFA in Ceramics at Edinboro University in Pennsylvania. Piccoli is the 2017-2018 Cooper Foundation Artist-in-Residence at the LUX. Archetype will be on display in our East Gallery through August 25th. In addition, UNL Professor of Art and Curator, Sandra Williams, examines the role of the female gaze through the work of five women artists in Female Gaze Returned, a group painting exhibition. “The works selected for this exhibition are about the female gaze and its influence – observation that lies not in domination or in possession, but in inspiration and empowerment.” Featuring Erika Navarrette, Lizzy Lunday, Rachel Foster, Felice House, and Peggy Gomez. Female Gaze Returned will be on display in our West Gallery through August 25th.