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Deep Base

  • Tugboat Gallery 116 North 14th Street Lincoln, NE, 68508 United States (map)
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Tugboat Gallery proudly presents
"Deep Base" 
featuring Larry Buller, Rosana Ybarra and Wansoo Kim
opening First Friday October 6th from 7-10pm, closing on October 28th.

Tugboat Gallery is located at 116 N. 14th Street, Lincoln, NE - second story above Gomez Art Supply. Elevator entrance at 1410 'O' street. Hours are First Friday 7-10, Monday-Friday 10-6, Saturday 12-5 and Sunday 2-5. Questions answered (402-477-6200) and access gained to gallery from Gomez Art Supply.
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"Deep Base" is not your Grandma's ceramic butter dish, it is a vibrant explosion of ceramics and non-traditional material used in a contemporary exciting way. These 3 artists will make you look close and than closer at their work that is meant not to shock but to create dialog.
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Larry creates ceramic objects that explore issues of sexual identity, the pallus, and fetish objects. These highly ornamented and kitschy works masquerade as items that one might typically find in a domestic setting. However, upon closer inspection, the viewer will discover a more subversive intention. In 2016, his work was exhibited as part of the national juried student show at the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts annual convention in Kansas City (NCECA). He has also shown work at Doane College in Crete and Metropolitan Community College in Omaha. A native of Nebraska, Larry earned his Bachelors in Fine Arts and Masters in Education from the University of Nebraska. He taught ceramics at the high school level before persuing his Masters in FIne Arts.

Wansoo Kim is pursuing his Master of Fine Art degree in Ceramics from University of Nebraska, Lincoln. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Seoul National University of Science and Technology. Through creating sculpture, he explores overlooked dichotomies, such as ignorance and awareness, inside and outside, above and below, and what we have seen or not seen. 

Rosana Ybarra is a queer interdisciplinary artist from Portland, OR with a current focus on sculpture/painting hybrids and performance. She is a Master of Fine Arts candidate and
Instructor of Record at University of Nebraska – Lincoln. Her work has most recently exhibited at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art and Project Project in Omaha, NE, Pure Surface in Portland, OR, the Arts & Literature Laboratory in Madison, WI, and III of Cups in Lincoln, NE. Rosana’s art is an index of her own self-exorcism. Her work offers an invitation to examine the psychosocial nuances of indoctrination through object-body experiences.