MAN AND BEAST No. 2//
SOLDIER OF FORTUNE//
SOLDIER OF FORTUNE// AAC// WALL DETAIL
STAND BY YOU WOMAN//
BRANDY & WINE//
THE MISTREATMENT OF BEALE//
FERDINAND THE LIAR//
BEEHIVE ON HIGH ALERT//
Resident Artists are please to present Low Brow Elite, a newshow featuring a collection of up and coming local artists working outside the realm of the inside art world. Low brow art is usually usedto describe an underground movement. What starts out as a movement becomes a trend and then somehow loses its purity or becomes sold out. Resident artists beg the question: If this is art for the people, whyare you trying to put it on a pedestal?
ANKENY ART CENTER
May Exhibits Feature Two Emerging Artists
Ben Shuh in Main Gallery May 1- June 14
Van Holmgren in Side Gallery May 1-June 14
Van Holmgren’s show “Bare Medium” opens May – June 14 in the Art Center’s Side Gallery. Holmgren describes his canvas as “discarded lumber that you may have thrown in the trash.” Holmgren plans to create an installation in the Side Gallery that will challenge the viewer to consider the colors, designs, drawings on both the piece and the wall and think of them as complements to the natural wood.
Holmgren, Des Moines, said of his art, “Ever since I was a younger person, I have had a fascination with the layering and overlap of murals, graffiti, and old signage. The seemingly unrelated images interact with one another and become a complete idea. There is a reason why they were placed near one another, I am trying to capture that.”
Holmgren’s reception is Saturday, May 17 from 6 pm to 8 pm at the Ankeny Art Center. Public and media are invited to meet the artist and enjoy hors d’ oeuvres and wine.
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I WANT TO EXPLORE THE EFFECTS OF LIGHTING AND THE DIFFERENT WATTS THAT A LIGHT BULB CAN RUN AT
THE IDEA OF POWER AND IDEAS THAT A LIGHT BULB REPRESENTS