Elmhurst College will present “Revelations: Banner Paintings,” an exhibition featuring the work of painter and muralist Glen C. Davies, beginning on September 19.
In the late 1960s as a student at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Davies fell under the spell of the great museums and Chicago’s homegrown “Imagist” pop art genre. These influences led to Davies’ recurring art themes of figural fantasies, spiritual conflict and the journey toward enlightenment. Davies also spent some time traveling with circuses and carnivals, and came to see the canvas banners used to promote sideshow attractions as a compelling way to present his own art work. He has been painting and displaying some of his work in the banner format throughout the past 30 years.
“Revelations: Banner Paintings” can be viewed days and evenings from Monday, September 19, through Friday, November 11, in the Founders Lounge of the Frick Center.
A reception with the artist will be held on Tuesday, September 20, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Founders Lounge, with an artist’s talk at 5:00 p.m. Both the exhibition and reception are free and open to the public. For more information, call (630) 617-5186.
The Fall Art Exhibition is one of about a dozen art shows that Elmhurst College hosts each academic year in two campus venues. In addition, the College’s A.C. Buehler Library permanently houses the College’s unparalleled collection of Chicago Imagist and Abstractionist Art, which explores the vibrant, often outrageous, yet precisely crafted works of Chicago artists between 1950 and the present. For more information, please contact Suellen Rocca at (630) 617-6110 or firstname.lastname@example.org.