No More Mr. Nice Guy: Ben Venom

eGallery | August 26-October 29

On a crash collision course between subculture symbolism and your grandmother’s sewing circle, the works of Ben Venom continue to push the boundaries of the gender-based medium of quilting. Riffing on found imagery from vintage tattoos, the occult, motorcycle gangs, heavy metal bands, and pop culture, Venom’s quilts seek to expand and challenge pre-meditated meanings and associations with craft, low, and popular culture. His works assault the senses with their jilted and aggressive use of these icons, while working within traditional quilting methods and materials to underscore the broad appeal of and fascination with these various subcultures.

Schedules

  • Starting Saturday, August 26th, 2017, repeats every day until Sunday, October 29, 2017 — all day

Venue

Tarble Arts Center

2010 Ninth St.
Charleston, IL 61920

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