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Life is + it Isn't // Elizabeth Katt

  • Tugboat Gallery 116 North 14th Street Lincoln, NE, 68508 United States (map)

Tugboat Gallery Proudly Presents:
"Life is + ⇒ it isn’t"
a solo show featuring artist, Elizabeth Katt. The exhibition will open February 3, 2017 with a reception from 7:00pm to 10:00pm, closing on February 24th. There will be live music from Joya.

"One minuscule change starts the dominoes to life-altering events. 
the little fray at the edge of a sweater sleeve
the cutting word that repeats in your mind
one person standing up for another’s rights
writer’s telling their truth"

Using installations which transform the spaces in Tugboat Gallery, "Life is + ⇒ it isn’t" uses sculpture to make physical the concept of how small events can lead to monumental happenings. The happenings illustrated in the show revolve around three different sparks. The words of women speaking their truth in and installation that invades the space, demanding to be seen. The fragile nature of our world and how human impact could make it all unravel. The hidden wounds we all have that pick at our esteem and erode confidence made physical. 

These installations strive to speak to a shared human experience. 

Elizabeth Katt received her BFA in Studio Art and BA in Art History with high distinction from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2016. Selected for juried exhibitions in 2016 include 29th Annual Undergraduate Studio Art Competition at UNL, Small International Print Show (SIPS) at El Minia University, El Minia, Egypt and the 4th Nebraska National Collegiate Juried Art Exhibition at UNL. Additional 2016 exhibitions include three shows at the Medici Gallery at UNL, The Commons in Lincoln Metropolis & Invisible Cities at Constellation Studios in Lincoln, and Capstone Exhibition at UNL. 2016 Honors include being nominated for Dan and Barbara Howard Award in Creative Achievement, Francis William Vreeland Scholarship, nominated for Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award from International Sculpture Center, Honorable Mention for Kyrie Eleison b at SIPS, and UNL nominee for Windgate Fellowship. Awarded the Perry Family Award at the Capstone Exhibition. My artistic responses are typically installations endeavoring to transform space and engage the viewer. I create to confront people’s conditioned perceptions, responses, and ability to look the other way. The realization that no one is immune from tragedy and ultimately, death, may impact the viewer’s empathy for someone unknown. Vulnerability is a common denominator. 
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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.