Opening Reception: Friday, September 9th, 6-8pm

Exhibition Dates:  September 9th – October 14th

In the Student Gallery:  YMCA Summer Art Classes

Description:  The show will feature artists inspired by comic books, video games, toys, and other ‘low brow’ source imagery.  These pop culture influences are evident as direct or indirect references in each artists’ methodology, content, and use of playful interaction of forms.  Beyond this child-like sensibility, as mature artists, contemporary dialogue is engaged through use of symbolism, high craft, and formal approaches to art making.  Through this, artists may charge very playful imagery with underlying adult themes – war, domestic situations, politics, questions of science, etc.  Curated by Jason Bly, SIUE Painting and Drawing Instructor.