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Entangled Pedestrian

  • Tugboat Gallery 1116 North 14th Street Lincoln, NE, 68508 United States (map)

Marissa Boyer, Madeline Cass, Cara Miller, and Samantha Hardewig construct individual and overlapping commentaries on the materiality of their surroundings. Investigating objects and processes, natural and manmade, Entangled Pedestrian highlights dichotomies of organic versus industrial forms in the everyday. Through the juxtaposition of photography, sculpture, and painting, the limitations of all media are simultaneously heightened and blurred. The artists aim to create visual relationships between form and pattern, two-dimensions and three-dimensions; inviting the viewer to observe the subtleties in the curated connections, and to find poetic visual interplay in things often less observed.

Marissa Boyer is working towards her BFA at Nebraska Wesleyan University with the expectation to graduate in May 2017. Boyer attended the Tyler Painting & Sculpture Intensive at the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia this past summer as well as won the Excellence in Sculpture Award in the 2015 Nebraska National Undergraduate Juried Exhibition. She is currently the president and visiting artist coordinator of the Nebraska Wesleyan Art Club. Formalism plays a large roll in Boyer’s work. She curates space for the mundane. She analyzes objects and uses their materiality to her advantage when creating physical and visual relationships. Contact Marissa Boyer at Available online at

Madeline Cass is working towards her BFA at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with expected graduation in May of 2017. An amateur mycologist and ethnobotanist, Madeline’s work examines the ephemeral, the cyclical relationship between growth and decay, specifically finding unexpected beauty in things such as molds and mushrooms. Contact Madeline Cass at and view more of her work at

Cara Miller received her BFA from the University of Missouri - Columbia in December 2014. This summer, she attended the Tyler School of Art Painting/Sculpture 2016 Intensive and was featured in the show Powdered Mass at New Boon(e) collective in Philadelphia, PA. Drawn to the movement of deskilling, Miller juxtaposes everyday materials conjuring human qualities and constructs. She invites viewers to relate her constructions to their own lives, thought processes and longings. Contact Cara Miller at or visit

Samantha Hardewig graduated with a BFA in Studio Art and a BA in Art History from the University of Nebraska- Lincoln in 2016. Samantha recently participated in Bridgework: New Art from the Midwest, a group show including three artists from Nebraska, Wisconsin, and Iowa in Madison, Wisconsin. Her work bounces between painting and sculpture often including installation work. She works non-objectively and focuses on the physicality of paint while pairing it with common household colors with varying saturations. Contact Samantha Hardewig at or visit

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