Bemis Center For Contemporary Arts

Underground: Of Youth, and Dreams in the Evening of Life: Alex Myers

Event Time: April 2 - May 1, 2010

Additional Info
WHAT: Solo exhibition in the Underground
WHO: Alex Myers
WHEN: Opening Reception: Friday, April 2, 2010 | 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Gallery Talk: Saturday, April 3, 2010 | 12 noon
Exhibition continues through May 1, 2010
WHERE: Underground, Lower level of the Bemis Center

Alex Myers chooses his materials carefully. He utilizes simple K'nex motors to create a constantly shifting juxtaposition, highlighting the unstable, yet cyclical nature inherent in all of our stories. The bright, plastic colors disarm the senses and create an expectation of frivolity, yet the compositions tell a darker tale. Attracted to the free-play memories of a childhood surrounded by bins of these toys, he discovered direct links to the free-play sentimentality of today's open source, rapid-prototyping movements.

Alex Myers is an internationally exhibiting artist/educator interested in most everything. At the moment this mostly means networks, games, interactions and play. He received his MFA(Hons) in Interactive Media & Environments at The Frank Mohr Instituut, Groningen, The Netherlands in 2009 and his BFA in Intermedia & Painting at the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 2007. Additionally, he is an Adjunct Instructor at the University of Nebraska Omaha and Metropolitan Community College.

In the news:
Brion Poloncic, Alex Myers, and Christine Stormberg at the Bemis Underground by Jordy Clements, courtesy of Omaha.net, April 3, 2010

Trippy Trio by Michael J. Krainak, courtesy of the City Weekly, April 21, 2010

Underground Sponsors:

Additional Sponsors:
Clark Creative Group
Quail Distributing
Upstream Brewing Company
Warren Distribution

Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts
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Omaha, NE 68102
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