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Lindsey Day

Lindsey Day

Artist
Profile Location
Lincoln , NE
Biography

Lindsey Day is a visual artist currently based out of Lincoln, NE. A native of the Kansas City, MO area, Day graduated from Northwest Missouri State University in 2014, and earned an MFA in painting and drawing from University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2019. Day has received numerous awards, including the Othmer Fellowship, the Hixson-Lied Graduate Student Scholarly and Creative Activity Grant, and the Wendy Jane Bantam Exhibition Award. Day has been a resident artist at the Vermont Studio Center and the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts. She is currently an artist in residence at the LUX Center for the Arts, where she works and teaches multimedia art to the public of Lincoln.

Through her visual art practice, Day appreciates and challenges the modern landscape for its formal energy and rich implications. Much of her work is composed using imagery inspired by construction sites, public and private work zones, and traffic control and road navigation symbols. Day focuses on the habitual reactions to the shapes, colors, and forms of these objects and signs. Orange, yellow, red, and anything neon, stand out in nature; they vibrate against the cool blues, greens, and browns of the sky and land. Even without the pulse of human traffic, the world moves and speaks within its structure, color, and sign language. With this in mind, the modern designs and functions of our landscape align closely with the pursuit of painting, drawing, building, and making as lively navigational tools.

Day uses scenarios familiar to urban environments to express nuanced concepts of risk, caution, action and inaction, free will and systematic development. Through painting, Day inserts herself into a system of her own fabrication, becoming a contractor, an urban planner, a material contributor, and a liberal performer. In the studio, she is both the recipient and the conductor of any possible risk. It is a controlled place to openly evaluate and represent experience with and exposure to danger, harm, and loss. Day obliquely considers her subjects for their visual potential and influence through line, form, and metaphor. Her invented landscapes manifest warning, but the active threat has been removed. They instigate both the fear and the thrill of the unknown. They advocate for vigilance and embrace chaos. Each piece becomes its own object of caution, a permanent icon of inherent risk.

Medium
Drawing
Painting
 
 

Purchase Art by this Artist

Falling Out

$500.00
Painting
Lindsey Day

Meeting at the Corner

$200.00
Painting
Lindsey Day

No Attachments

$300.00
Painting
Lindsey Day

Overcome 1

$400.00
Painting
Lindsey Day

Overcome 2

$400.00
Painting
Lindsey Day

The Neighbors Have Left

$1,500.00
Painting
Lindsey Day

Grates

$600.00
Painting
Lindsey Day

Exhibitions Featuring this Artist

Lindsey Day
G.V. Kelley
Elise Loomis
Maria Spiess
Nov
01
11/1/19 to 12/28/19
Multiple Mediums
Owen Buffington
Lindsey Day
Sam Herron
Chris Ivey
Nicole Renaud
Alexis Spina
Bart Vargas
Sep
04
9/4/20 to 10/30/20
Multiple Mediums

Programs with this Artist

Sep
20
09/20/2020 - 11:00am
Multiple Mediums
Oct
04
10/04/2020 - 11:00am
Multiple Mediums
Oct
17
10/17/2020 - 12:30pm
Multiple Mediums
Oct
18
10/18/2020 - 11:00am
Multiple Mediums
Nov
01
11/01/2020 - 11:00am
Multiple Mediums

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