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GLT Datebook: Show Highlights Pop Art Master

Jul 16, 2016

Recent work by Glen C. Davies.
Credit Glen C. Davies

A retrospective exhibition that covers 45 years of work by artist Glen C. Davies fills both the Merwin and Wakely Galleries at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington.  The retrospective reveals how a particular offshoot of pop art and his work in circuses influenced his highly colorful works.

  • "Alpha and Omega" spotlights Davies, who fulfilled a childhood dream of traveling with the circus.  Elements of the sideshow inform his work.
  • Davies was also influenced by Chicago's pop genre known as imagism, which began in the late 60's.  The movement included popular imagery, creating a pop culture infusion into high art.  
    Early work by Davies.
    Credit Glen C. Davies
  • Davies began working with colored pencils, transitioned into painting and sculpting and now currently works in collage.
  • The exhibition is currently up and continues through Sept. 1.