“r a w \ b e a u t y” opens may 3

BENSON – The little gallery is pleased to host “R A W \ B E A U T Y” by Omaha artist Shaun Ilahi during the month of May. The opening reception is Friday, May 3, from 6:00 to 9:00pm in conjunction with Benson First Friday.

The show is broken into segments that explore human perceptions, feelings and thoughts regardless of our own perceived uniqueness. “Devoid of our own social constructs and stripped to our core, it examines the ways we are connected to one another,” Ilahi explains.

The first segment is a selection of mixed-media artworks consisting of photos, paint and words. These various mediums are incorporated together to play and act as filters for one another, pointing to how our inner perceptions filter our surroundings.

The second segment is pictures of street photography taken in Pakistan. These images depict various aspects of life that capture moments that flow within all of us. Seemingly everyday urban scenery opens a window onto a more universal connection.

The final segment is an assortment of walls and markings that explore our inner and outer walls as humans.

Ilahi is a self-described world traveler and global citizen who captures simple moments through different mediums. He attended school in Nebraska and New York City and currently serves as general counsel for Habitat for Humanity.

R A W / B E A U T Y runs through May 25. The little gallery at 5901 Maple Street in downtown Benson is powered by Polecat Communications. It’s open Tuesday through Friday from 3:00pm to 6:00pm, Saturday from 10:00am to 1:00pm and by appointment. For more information, call 402.691.1901 or email info@polecatcommunications.com.