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Art Exhibit “86 Bad Vibes” Public Reception

October 20, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts

Presents

“86 Bad Vibes (TXTS in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction):

Prints and Drawings by Breanne Trammell”
On view October 3 through November 4, 2016

 Public Reception Thursday, October 20, 5 to 7 p.m.

The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts presents a new exhibition, 86 Bad Vibes (TXTS in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction): Prints and Drawings by Breanne Trammell, beginning Monday, October 3rd and continuing through Friday, November 4th, 2016.  The gallery reception will be held October 20th, 5-7 p.m., coinciding with our Third Thursday Open Studio event.
86 Bad Vibes (TXTS in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction) features a collection of letterpress prints and drawings. “86” is a back-of-house term in restaurant culture, a way of communicating that the kitchen has run out of a certain ingredient or dish. Born out of her past experience working in food service, Trammell has adopted 86 BAD VIBES as a personal mantra for daily life.

 

Participation in social media is an extension of Trammell’s art practice. Trammell counters the immediacy and temporary nature of social media platforms like Twitter and Snapchat by reproducing these social shares in slow or painstakingly technical media like drawing and letterpress printing. TXTS in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction is an ongoing series of prints that sources texts from Trammell’s Twitter archive (@breanne). A decade-long Twitter user, Trammell’s entries contain notes to self, dumb jokes & puns, celebrity sightings, fake celebrity sightings, bird sightings, and more. This project filters and transforms these digital entries into tangible objects through letterpress printing. Each print is characterized by a different ink color, typeface, and paper choice; the resulting effort of time, uniqueness, and tactility of each print alter how these quick communications resonate with readers.

 

The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts is located at 801 Third Corso in Nebraska City and is regularly open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m and for special events.  Both the exhibit and the reception are free, handicapped accessible, and open to the public of all ages.  KHN is a program of the Richard P. Kimmel and Laurine Kimmel Charitable Foundation, Inc.

 

For more information, call 402-874-9600 or visit http://www.khncenterforthearts.org/

 

Contact:   Amanda Smith, Program Director

                  Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts

801 Third Corso, Nebraska City, NE  68410

Phone/fax: 402-874-9600 Email: asmith@khncenterforthearts.org

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