Building Blocks

Weinberger Fine Art starts the new year with, BUILDING BLOCKS, a three person exhibition featuring the work of Jeremy Rockwell (Assemblage), Laura Nugent (Abstract Painting), and Michael Driggs (Cityscapes) .  In this exhibition, there is an emphasis on the components or elements in each of the artists’ work; using found objects, color fields, or simplified cityscapes.

BUILDING BLOCKS will be on view from January 12th through February 24th.


 Detail of Jeremy Rockwell's work, Skeleton Key - a commission for KU's Health and Education Building

Detail of Jeremy Rockwell's work, Skeleton Key - a commission for KU's Health and Education Building

Jeremy Rockwell is an artist who explores painting, sculpture, photography, drawing and design. Rockwell works at the Lawrence Arts Center and is a founding member of SeedCo Studios in the Warehouse Arts District, an open concept artist studio and gallery which houses over 20 artists and musicians.

Much of Rockwell's work is inspired by the manipulation of things that are cast off by others - leftover construction materials, recycled computer parts, and other found objects are the basis of the multi medium works he creates. The conversation between classical technique and modern technology play an important role in his creative process.


Working with a loose idea of pattern and limited color palette, Laura Nugent creates works with insistent rhythm and restrained hues. Her method of layering paint, with both transparent washes and thick, dripping coats, creates depth and allows for accident. Her hand is apparent in each imperfect line that is painted and her newest works are showing a tolerance for letting materials speak without correction. These non-representational paintings employ traditions of Minimalism, Color Field, Pattern and Decoration and textile arts.

 Daphne's Black and White by Laura Nugent

Daphne's Black and White by Laura Nugent


 9th St Wedge by Michael Driggs

9th St Wedge by Michael Driggs

Michael Driggs retired after a 26 year career with Hallmark Cards and now enthusiastically follows his life-long desire to paint.

In his paintings, Driggs pursues a sense of place, mood and atmosphere. Often, a subtle narrative quality underlies the simplified elements present in his work.