Archive


Archive

Welcome to the Tugboat Archives. Here you will find information on past shows and links to artists who have shown at Tugboat. This will continually be updated as we dig up more archives from the past 9 years.

Nov. 2017

“Silent Auction”

One Night Only! Please help keep Tugboat afloat. Tugboat has been part of the Lincoln art scene for over 10 years. We have amazing artwork available at our silent auction, starting at only $25!

Featuring

  • Jake Gillespie, Joey Lynch, Nolan Tredway, Lisa Guevara, Peggy Gomez, Michael Villarreal, Angel Settell, Kat Hedges, Lana Miller, Robert Stewart, Chadric Devine, Erik white, Saber, Daniel Curtis, Emily Lux, Bridget Brice, Madison Svendgard, Christian Gauthier, Brian Andrew Coate, Rana Young, Zora Murff, Jar Schepers, Amanda Smith, Josh Johnson, James Bockelman, Larry Buller, Sandra Williams, Craig Roper, Trudie Teijink, Michael Burton, Matel Rokke, Wendy Jane Bantam, Ashley Goodwin, George Sisson, Anthony Hawley, Kristin Mahan, Madeline Cass, Thalia Rodgers, Daniel Curtis, Larry Buller and more!

APRIL 2017 – OCTOBER 2017 are in the process of being uploaded as the site is being maintained.

Mar. 2017

In Proximity

“In Proximity” is a survey of work from the six current Photography graduate students at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln in participation with PhotoFest. The curation of these diverse photographs renders artistic vision created through dialogue.

Jan. 2017

Disembodied Vessels

Performing three times in the evening will be choreographer Jordan Reanne Patt, and dancers Melanie Kieffer, Beth Danielle Jensen, Marisol Nicole Herling, Guadalupe Chairez & Kathryn Hibbard. The evening will also feature artwork and musical performance by Leaves Brown, an installation by playwright and artist Robert Stewart, and music from The Mighty Vitamins.

Dec. 2016

HellYeahx7

“HellYeahx7” is a timely exhibit with seven powerful young women exploring body posivity, race, gender, feminism and vulnerability in America using oil painting, installation and embroidery.

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Check out this nice article from KZUM about the show here.

Nov. 2016

“Drawing Performance”

“Drawing Performance” brings together artists from Berlin, Germany and the United States to explore the rhythm and routine of tracing movement, defining boundary, or picturing thought. Purposely expansive, the media in this exhibition includes graphite, ball–point pen, dance, film, as well as the use of tracing paper and readymade, printed material.

Oct. 2016

Conduit

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.

Aug. 2016

Everything to Be Afraid Of

Alex Myers uses media installation to make artifacts that distract him from the horrible time of anxiety and fear we live in.

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Jun. 2016

Tilled Purdieu

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.

Apr. 2016

Euphoric Cataclysm

Euphoric Cataclysm is a collection of Nebraska based artists which reevaluates the act of painting in the current digital age. This exhibition highlights work that is reconnected with the artists’ hands to synthesize a visual vocabulary adjacent to digital mediums and art under the subversive influence of technology.

Mar. 2016

Case Study:BIMOLAR

In an exhibition featuring drawing, sculpture, video, and a year’s worth of psychological charting, artist Bri Murphy explores the daily routines and challenges of living with anxiety and the stigma of mental illness

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Journal Star article here.

Feb. 2016

Me and My Eros

Though pulling from a broad range of influences from the deviant to the domestic, the work of Jessica Reigle, Evan Hill, Madison Svendgard, and Phoebe Little finds coherence through a common basis in the illustrational lucidity of drawing. Drawings transform into silkscreen and intaglio prints, gouache and acrylic paintings, pen and ink works, zines, comic books, feminist black metal patches, cassette tapes, packaging for wild-foraged potions, and dirty valentines.

Curated by Phoebe Little

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Jan. 2016

Legends of Live Yes

Live Yes Studios is a nonprofit art and music studio where individuals with developmental disabilities and/or mental health diagnoses are taught by local artists to explore the world of the arts. The skills learned through the arts enrich the lives of the artists of Live Yes along with teaching them important life skills that help them in their day to day lives. Live Yes explores the arts through music, painting, sculpture, clay, film, writing, comics, drawing and a variety of other disciplines and mediums. Legends of Live Yes is a culmination of artwork through learned techniques which exemplify the growth the artists of Live Yes have made in their artistic journeys over the past four and a half years.