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  • Tugboat Gallery 116 North 14th Street Lincoln, NE (map)

Tugboat Gallery Proudly Presents:
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curated by Michael Villarreal and Rosana Ybarra featuring:
Owen Drysdale, Katie Holden, and Michael Menchaca
opening First Friday October 7th from 7:00-10:00, closing on October 29th.

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.
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A group exhibition with three artists whose work acts as a conduit. Temporary moments become an agent for residual material output. A screen capture as archival image, a memory as solid object, a hybrid of old and new technology as a cultural artifact. Where a border is not a line but a liminal space that changes the identification of what is on either side. Citizen, immigrant, voyeur, on-line companion. Delineation of categories becomes secondary to the mutability of in-betweens.
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Owen Drysdale
b. 1989
Syracuse, New York
Owen Drysdale is currently an MFA candidate at Syracuse University and a transplant from Houston, Texas. His work aims to describe what effects constant access to data has on the
process of thought. As well as to discover in what ways can painting and installation be used to reference and physically link the shifting connotations and intuitive associations of navigating the internet.
http://cargocollective.com/owenfalcodrysdale

Katie Holden
b. 1990
Los Angeles, California
Katie Holden holds an MFA in Contemporary Art Practice from Portland State University and a BFA in Painting and Drawing from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. She is a winner of the 2014 Arlene Schnitzer Visual Arts Prize and has participated in residencies with Vermont Studio Center, IDEO Boston, and Signal Fire. She lives and works in the Los Angeles, California.
http://katieholden.us/

Michael Menchaca
b. 1985
San Antonio, Texas
Menchaca began his professional education at San Antonio College, earning a degree in graphic design in 2007. He graduated with a BFA in Printmaking in 2011 from TX State University. That same year, he was a resident at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and received a grant from the Artist Foundation of San Antonio. Menchaca has
exhibited at IPCNY, Crystal Bridges Museum of Art, Austin Museum of Art, Gilcrease Museum, Art League Houston, National Museum of Mexican Art, and Artpace, among others. He received an MFA in Printmaking from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2015 and was a ’15-’16 Fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts. He currently lives and works in San Antonio, TX.
http://michaelmenchaca.com/home.html

Earlier Event: September 16
A Memory in Peril
Later Event: October 7
Conduit