Opening Reception: Thalia Rodgers "You make my heart smile but you also make my eyes cry"

Sat, Jan 25
11:00–1:00 pm

The Union for Contemporary Art

2423 North 24th Street

Omaha, NE 68110

Thalia Rodgers: You make my heart smile but you also make my eyes cry

On View: Tuesday, January 21 – Saturday, March 14
Opening Reception:
Saturday, January 25, 11am – 1pm

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.”

Join us for an Opening Reception with the artist from 11am to 1pm on Saturday, January 25 in The Union’s Wanda D. Ewing Gallery.

About the Artist

Thalia Rodgers is an artist based in Omaha, NE. She loves eating good food, making Trillers, and Tik Toks, tweeting, posting on her Instagram, browsing the web, crying, and laughing. She received her BFA from The University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She has won the Dan and Barbara Howard Award for Creative Achievement 2 years in a row, and the Wendy Jane Bantam Outlook Award. She wants you all have a great day and to have lots of fun :)


Mental Health and the Creative Process: A Community Conversation

Presented in conjunction with Thalia Rodgers' "You make my heart smile but you also make my eyes cry"