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Underground: Opening Reception Stephen Azevedo, Caleb Coppock And Yinghua Zhu

Friday, August 6, 2010 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
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Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts
724 South 12th Street
Omaha, NE 68102
Price: It's Free (sweet!)

New Work | Stephen Azevedo

Stephen Azevedo was born in Omaha, Nebraska. It is possible this cultural diversity and topographical variety influenced him as an artist and/or human. Dedicated to his craft, Azevedo is known to cross state lines in pursuit of the elusive muse; a muse often manifesting in the form of foodstuffs and most frequently in the form of Chipotle burritos. Most recently, Azevedo has filled the void left by the loss of new Battlestar Galactica episodes with intriguing and relevant additions to his oeuvre. He will continue to fill this void for the next 90 days, or until new episodes of Mad Men air, whichever occurs first.

Soft Rot (remix) | Caleb Coppock

Magnetic tape tangled in branches. Metallic paint, spilled and sun-cracked. Quiet artifacts – embedded with intricate systems, marks, sounds, and history. Soft Rot (remix) explores the real space where the human-made and the natural blend – where matter shreds, decomposes, mixes and remixes. Here, found objects and ephemera are the catalysts for abstractions, drawings, patterns, forms and compositions.

For the past decade Caleb Coppock has worked as an art director, designer, and animator for a variety of national and international clients. Coppock earned a BFA in sculpture and new media from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design in 2007. Currently living in Omaha with his wife, Daphne, he balances his freelance design career with an active studio practice.

58.1 Miles | Yinghua Zhu

Yinghua Zhu was born and raised in China. Currently an MFA candidate at University of Nebraska-Lincoln, graduating in May 2010. She will be an Artist-in-residence fellow at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in Spring 2011.

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