Jason Fischer & Bri Murphy
Exhibition dates: January 6 – February 17, 2017
Opening reception: Friday, January 6, 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
Jason Fischer, I Do Not Use..., Video still
Bri Murphy, Self-portrait Diptych: Medusa, Hand-carved MRI rendered and slipcast porcelain, black oxide, mirror
The Nebraska Arts Council will host an opening reception for artists Jason Fischer and Bri Murphy on Friday, January 6, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the Fred Simon Gallery. The exhibition will be on display through February 17.
About the Artists:
Born in Washington, DC, Jason Fischer moved to Omaha at age four. Growing up with a white mother and black father, Fischer has had a life of both struggle and success, all experiences that have made him the person he is today. After studying engineering for some time in college, Fischer found his way in the arts as a business owner in the creative and advertising field, where he has been for 14 years.
Fischer’s current position in business and media has allowed him to see inside many personal, social, political and community issues that sometimes tend to be a tense or complex and hard to describe using words. In his visual art of story telling with motion pictures, Fischer uses both literal, metaphorical and surreal imagery to send a jolting message.
Bri Murphy grew up in Vermont, where she began her career as an artist selling her drawings to her mom for 25 cents. She attended the State University of New York at New Paltz where she earned bachelor’s degrees in Ceramics and Art Education and a minor in Art History. After graduating in May 2013, she moved to Nebraska to be an artist-in-residence at the LUX Center for the Arts in Lincoln. She was appointed to Gallery Director of the organization in January 2015 and continues to work in her studio.
Murphy’s work exists in the space between science and art, with her practice spanning all types of media including the application of 3D medical imaging software to slip cast sculptures, video performance, mixed media assemblage and drawings. Murphy has always been compelled by the relationship of our physical selves to our psychological beings, and her work draws on the resulting tension of this dynamic.