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On exhibit from May 11th through June 22nd, 2018, will be mixed media artworks by David Balluff of Bettendorf, IA and paintings by Greg Dickinson of Clinton, IA.
David Balluff presents “The Great Sideshow”. Balluff’s narrative-based work encourages viewers to journey through fractured scenes of what he refers to as “stolen moments”. Composed of paintings, photographs, and other mixed media the pieces merge clashing forces within seemingly brief encounters that are both idyllic and strange.
Greg Dickinson presents “NABISCO & News Anchors.” Inspired by iconic pop master Andy Warhol, Dickinson’s work depicts familiar newscasters, beloved celebrities, and patterns found on name-brand cookies. He explains that his acrylic paintings, which are “filled with a ‘weird sparkle’”, are meant to evoke joy in viewers.
Peppered with charm and humor both dark and light, the artists use illustrative imagery and bright colors to communicate ideas about familiar objects, environments, and concepts.
The public is invited to meet the artists and enjoy complimentary food and beverages from 7-9pm on May 11th at Quad City Arts in Rock Island.
Quad City Arts is a nonprofit local arts agency dedicated to enriching the quality of life in the Quad City region through the arts. Support for art exhibitions is provided by the Iowa Arts Council, a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Quad City Arts Gallery is located at 1715 Second Avenue in the Arts and Entertainment District of Rock Island. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday 11 a.m.–5 p.m. For more information, contact Dawn Wohlford-Metallo 309-793-1213 X108, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.