Exhibition dates: July 11 – August 19, 2016
Opening reception: Friday, July 15, 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Public hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Fred Simon Gallery
Nebraska Arts Council
1004 Farnam Street, Plaza Level
Omaha, NE 68102
Missouri River #5 (detail) 2013, Relief print on acetate with cut paper
River Series in 3 (detail) 2012, Relief print with wax
The Nebraska Arts Council will host an opening reception for artist Stephanie Purcell on Friday, July 15, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the Fred Simon Gallery. The exhibition will be on display through August 19.
About the Artist:
Stephanie Purcell is an Omaha artist currently working for Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska and as camp director for Buford Foundation, helping Omaha youth develop confidence through nature. She is highly influenced by the outdoors, the changing channels of the Missouri River and most birds. Stephanie received her Bachelors in Art from Creighton University in 2008, has shown at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and Tugboat Gallery in Lincoln, Nebraska. Her first solo show was at Petshop Gallery in 2013.
Currently, I am working with a mixture of waxed relief prints, cut paper and drawing. I am interested in challenging traditional installations of printmaking and creating a space that illustrates the extreme vastness of our world and our perception of its importance. Utilizing perspective, scale, pattern and both sides of altered relief prints, I create contrasting images to show the different ways we view our surroundings. We are both connected by necessity to our habitat and disconnected through our own means to control it.
Learn more about the artist at www.stephanie-purcell.com.