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  • Tugboat Gallery 116 North 14th Street Omaha, NE, 68102 United States (map)

Tugboat Gallery Proudly Presents:
featuring: Kristin Mahan, Emily Lux, Katharen Hedges, Makaela Harder, Lisa Guevara, Katherine Morrow and Skyler Simpson
opening First Friday December 2nd from 7:00-10:00 with DJ ol' moanin', closing on December 30th.

Tugboat Gallery is located at 116 N. 14th Street, Lincoln, NE - second floor above Gomez Art supply. Elevator entrance at 1410 'O' Street. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday 10-6, Saturday 12-5 and Sunday 2-5. Questions answered by Gomez Art Supply at 402-477-6200.
"HellYeahx7" is a timely exhibit with seven powerful young women exploring body posivity, race, gender, feminism and vulnerability in America using oil painting, installation and embroidery.

Kristin Mahan appropriates images from historical male-centric portrait paintings in order to confront and oppose the patriarchal society we live in. While her paintings are immediately humorous she is consciously liberating herself by twisting these images and injecting them with her personality. 

Emily Lux's work explores the themes of family, feminism, pop culture, and what it means to navigate a patriarchal society. Through embroidery and fabric textiles, Emily subverts genres by using mediums that once resided purely in the women's realm of "craft arts.”

Katharen Hedges explores the intersection between the personal and the political, using people and interests she knows and understands to further reflect on the state of race and gender in America. Her work is deeply influenced by her own understanding of herself as a black woman, and a person of multicultural descent.

Makaela Harder’s current work focuses on the idea of memory--where it resides, what this space looks like, and how it molds our being.

Lisa Guevara uses cardboard and paper cut outs to bring social media to life in a way that infiltrates the safe space associated with ones bedroom. The use of old bedding and paintings contrast with recyclables to question the ideas of material value while pushing notions of intimacy, vulnerability, and comfort with the daily over-saturation of information.

Katherine Morrow is an illustrator, zine author, and patch designer focusing on feminist and queer art. This installation focuses on body positivity, kinks, and disappointing your parents.

Skyler Simpson’s work revolves around the physical manifestation of emotion. The line between attraction and repulsion intrigues her, and she employs somewhat grotesque imagery to depict internal thought and conflict.