Bemis Center For Contemporary Arts

Cuthbert & Solzberg, Archivists And Researchers Research & Notations: Investigations In Source Energies | Gallery 3

Cuthbert & Solzberg

Opening Reception: Friday, March 7 | 7:00 - 10:00pm
Artist Talk: Saturday, March 8 | 12 noon
March 07 - May 17, 2008

Historically, the Archivist's mission has been to ensure the protection and preservation of records, historical documents and artifacts for future generations. The Researcher's role is to reinterpret and trace patterns within given parameters. This is the perspective that Cuthbert & Solzberg adopt within their most recent body of work, which presents a range of ideas that support their investigations. The Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts is pleased to present the solo exhibition Research & Notations: Investigations In Source Energies, on view March 7th - May 17th, 2008. An Opening Reception takes place Friday, March 7th, from 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. The artists also present an informal Gallery Tour on Saturday, March 8th, at 12:00 noon. Both events are free, and the public is warmly invited to attend.

Cuthbert & Solzberg have created an installation for the Bemis Center, which articulates the current phase of their ongoing conceptual project. Incorporating drawing, video, photography, sound, hand-sewn tapestries, artifacts and replicas, the installation draws inspiration from historical societies, academic research and Shamanism. As Archivists and Researchers, Cuthbert & Solzberg aim to reclaim, preserve and present artifacts relating to Source Energies.

About the Artists
Tara Cuthbert received her BA (Visual Arts) from Southern Cross University in Australia and is currently studying for her MLIS with a concentration in Archival Studies. Stuart Solzberg received his BFA from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. The artists are married and have been collaborating since they met in 1998. Cuthbert & Solzberg spent four years traversing America under the guise of their earlier project known as Bushwick Farms. They have been artists-in-residence at The MacDowell Colony, Visual Studies Workshop and the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts. Exhibitions have included the Chelsea College of Art (London), Rose Gallery (Los Angeles) and Northern Illinois University.

To learn more about the artists and this project visit their website at

Myth Making by Michael J. Krainak, courtesy of City Weekly, March 12, 2008
Working Art by Sarah Baker, courtesy of The Reader, March 20, 2008

Exhibition Presenting Sponsor: Omaha Steaks
Additional Sponsors include:Clark Creative Group, Nebraska Arts Council, Upstream Brewing Company

Clark Creative Group/Nebraska Arts

Cuthbert & Solzberg

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