Photographs by Yvonne Meyer at Governor's Residence

Photographs by Yvonne Meyer at Governor's Residence

From a Certain Slant of Light: Images of Lincoln
Photographs by Yvonne Meyer on Display at Nebraska Governor’s Residence

Exhibition dates: September 1 – December 1, 2016
Public hours: Thursdays (except holidays) from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Nebraska Governor’s Residence
1425 H Street, Lincoln, NE 68508

Husker Nation Welcomes Coach Riley, 2014, digital photograph, 8 x 12 inches
Constellation Studio, 2014, digital photograph, 8 x 12 inches

The Nebraska Arts Council partners with the Nebraska Governor’s Residence each year to display the artwork of Nebraska artists on the walls of the building’s main conference room. This unique space allows civic leaders, citizens, school children and other visitors the opportunity to acknowledge and appreciate the diversity of statewide artistic talent.

Photographs by Yvonne Meyer will be on display in the residence September 1 – December 1, with public hours on Thursdays from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. To request an appointment (recommended for groups of 10 or more), contact Residence Director Leisa Ausdemore at (402) 471-3466.

Artist Statement:
Visual Poem – No alarm clock is required. I am up before dawn for another walk about around Lincoln with Sam the dog. I am fueled by an enthusiasm to visit the well-known landmarks as well as the backstage areas of Lincoln. I take it all in and am open to the stories being told on that day. Intimacy and connection grow from return visits spanning seasons, different slants of light and time that ever changes. These photographs are my visual poem and artifact of time spent in the simple meditations of creative flow and one foot in front of the other. They are personal to me but they are also the story of Lincoln, which belongs to us all.

Communities of Images – I typically work intuitively within themes and amass great collections of images. Communities of images speak narratives, create contexts and evoke a sense of time and place. I am sensitive to the interplay between fact and fiction and find my truths somewhere between the two. Images in this exhibit are from a variety of ongoing projects but all were created in Lincoln and evoke my sense of this place.

About the Artist: Yvonne Meyer moved from the family farm to Lincoln 24 years ago. Since then, she has earned an MFA in photography from UNL and has had her photographs featured in more than 50 solo, group and juried exhibitions throughout the Midwest. She previously displayed her work at the Governor’s Mansion in 2006.

Yvonne currently teaches art at Lincoln High School and enjoys sharing her passion for photography with her students. She enthusiastically pursues a variety of creative projects and processes. Photography is a daily discipline with images and reflections recorded faithfully each day in a series of visual journals she has been keeping for years. Yvonne can often be spotted walking with her 130-pound Great Pyrenees named “Sam the dog” and photographing slices of life in Lincoln, including street art and even the stray graffiti cat.