Current Exhibition

Monday, June 1 to June 26, 2015
Reception: Thursday, June 18 from 5 - 7 p.m.

The Body and Brain features the work of three young Nebraska-based artists all exploring themes of aging and wisdom and their physical expressions in the human mind and corporeal existence. The exhibited work also reveals different ideas about the presentation and preservation of the human body. Included artists are Bri Murphy, Luke Huling, and Emily Baudouin. Featured artworks include video, photography, metal and ceramic sculpture.

Bri Murphy appropriates medical imaging technology to create physical renderings of her own mind. Her relationship with epilepsy as a child serves as the conceptual basis for her multi-disciplinary work. She also explores imaginative connections between our understanding of the human brain and its inner workings. Murphy received her BFA from SUNY New Paltz in 2013 and is currently the LUX Art Center Gallery Director in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Luke Huling is a figurative sculptor using themes of aging and nostalgia. He is intrigued by facial wrinkles and the passage of that time they portray. He wants to engage the audience by leaving clues about these characters’ stories, lives, and emotions. Huling graduated from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in 2014 with his BFA. He is currently the ceramic artist-in-residence at the LUX Art Center in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Emily Baudouin creates video artworks about the beauty of human habits. She is interested in repetitive actions that consume her peers’ daily lives. In her recent video, she followed three people over 25 days, taking video documentation of their bodily habits as well as their explanations for the reasons behind them. Baudouin graduated with her BA from Hastings College in 2014.

The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts is located at 801 3rd Corso in Nebraska City and is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Both the exhibit and the reception are free, handicapped accessible, and open to the public. For more information, call 402-874-9600.

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