Drawing on utilitarian motifs such as the extension cord, the work references childhood memories of Midwest, working-class life in rural Illinois. Using the tools like trompe l’oeil, the mixed media paintings re-contextualize lowbrow objects like his mom’s bric-a-brac into highbrow paintings that break the rules of flat space. Consequently, the pieces challenge the viewer to reconsider the stereotype of a banal existence in a “flyover state” as one rich in meaning and value.
The following services will be available on Saturday, August 13 for students needing assistance before the fall semester begins on August 22.
From 9-2 p.m. Advising and Counseling, Financial Aid and the Testing Center will be open and available to help students.
From 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. The ECC Bookstore, located in the Shook Student Center, will be open and available to help students select and purchase their textbooks.
Students visiting the ECC Bookstore need to be aware the pedestrian bridge connecting Buescher Hall and the Shook Student Center is closed due to construction. The bookstore is accessible from the ground floor entrances to the building.