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.
- 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.