Ice Works, Jody Boyer

October 19, 2022

Exhibition and Reception in Mills Gallery

The work of Jody Boyer is exhibited in the Mills Gallery from Nov. 6 to Dec. 9. Her exhibition is titled Ice Works. An artist’s reception will be at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, in the Mills Gallery. Boyer’s new series of works began at the start of the pandemic and is tied to her identity as artist-researcher-mother-teacher. Creating and sharing these works has become part of her daily practice of living. The work investigates domesticity and physical change on a metaphoric and visceral level — decorative glassware designed for celebration, a world frozen, loss, the fleeting existence of fragile cut flowers, grief and the passing of time — are all embedded in the eye candy of sculptural still-life photographs.

Boyer is an artist and educator who tries to make art every day. In her studio practice she explores the broad interdisciplinary possibilities of traditional and new media with specific interests in personal and collective memory, domesticity, climate change, care and the natural world. Her artwork has been shown in more than 85 exhibitions across the country.

She received her B.A. in Studio Arts from Reed College, an M.A. in Intermedia and Video Art from the University of Iowa and an M.S. in Secondary Education from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. She teaches in the School of the Arts at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and at Central High School. She is a doctoral candidate in Educational Leadership at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

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