LUX is pleased to present "What I Have Felt and Seen" by Amanda Durig featuring a new collection of work created throughout her residency. Opening Reception | First Friday, July 1st | 5-8pm Exhibition Dates | July 1-29, 2022 Amanda’s work has roots in garden landscapes and perception of experience through visual cues. With a love for gardening and a curious mind, her work combines elements from experienced reality, memory, and the fuzzy image one’s mind creates when retrieving a memory. “Observation and lived experience are an important part of my work as it allows me to process the stimuli of the environment I place myself in. My work is evidence of this process, as I use different mediums to create a visual vocabulary of color and marks, evoking this mental process that is different for everyone. The viewer experiences a snapshot of something I have experienced, and in turn creates a new image in their mind when viewing the work.” This body of work continues this idea. However, while making it over the past year, I have thought a lot about the outdoor spaces I grew up in. I grew in the garden alongside the peas and tomatoes, my hands and feet covered in earth. I long for reliving those memories in my mind. I have come to realize that as an adult, and miles away from home, that I have found comfort and solace in spaces and environments that remind me of home. In these works, I am not seeking to answer any questions about my childhood, but rather recreate those feelings when I am triggered by my new home environment. I often revisit places on my walking routes similarly to how one would retrieve a memory. I think a lot about all these spaces and my connection to them; my connection to my family members and how they tended to their gardens as well. Artist Bio Amanda is originally from Hubbard, Ohio and has been residing in Lincoln, Nebraska since 2017. She received an MFA from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2020 (emphasis in printmaking) and BFA from Youngstown State University in 2015 (emphasis in graphic design). She is currently an Artist-in-Residence at the LUX where she teaches printmaking, painting and drawing classes. Amanda is also an adjunct instructor of art at the University of Nebraska-Omaha where she teaches Printmaking and Foundations 2D Design. Amanda has shown her non-traditional prints and mixed media works on paper across the U.S. and in Greece. Amanda has been a recipient of several student awards in printmaking. She is an active member in Mid America Print council and Southern Graphics International and participates in yearly exchange portfolios. For more information, please visit our website https://www.luxcenter.org/exhibitions/what-i-have-felt-and-seen or contact LUX Gallery Director, Katelyn Farneth at email@example.com or (402) 466-8692.