Current Exhibitions - Southwestern Illinois College

Opening Reception: Thursday, January 18, 2024 from 4 pm – 7 pm
Exhibition Dates: Monday, January 22, 2024 – Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Clark Medley: Lines of Thoughts

Title:Why do I feel comfortable around strangers
Size: 60x48
Medium: oil enamel on canvas

With a career spanning 34 years, Clark Medley has demonstrated his remarkable versatility, evolving from a professional tattoo artist to a multifaceted internationally known artist with a distinctive style that transcends various art forms.

He turns to the world around him as an ever-present wellspring of inspiration, guiding his creative process. Narrating a chapter of his life story with each painting, Medley unfolds a unique tale one brushstroke at a time.

At the heart of his current body of work lies a cryptic and typographical calligraphy language, a unique creation that blends abstract forms with a touch of modern and contemporary flair. 

Title: Why Do I Feel Comfortable Around Strangers
Size: 60×48
Medium: oil enamel on canvas