Wilson presents works of art at the KWC | Local News


Kentucky Wesleyan College is hosting an art exhibit by artist David Wilson titled “From Sea Salt to Bluegrass.”

The exhibition is presented at the Kolok Gallery of Fine Arts at the Ralph Center on South Griffin Avenue and College Drive.

Wilson has participated in over 100 art exhibitions since 2001.

He has been the Art Program Coordinator, Art Instructor and Director of the Dayman Gallery for the Owensboro Community and Technical College since 2020.

This is Wilson’s first solo exhibition in Owensboro.

“I’m thrilled to introduce what my art is to a new audience,” Wilson said.

It is free and open to the public.

The exhibition includes works in acrylic and mixed media.

The pieces in this collection are inspired by classic television and film, especially classic movie poster design.

The coins also depict events in his life, Wilson said.

“The performers in each piece act as surrogates for me, creating a less vulnerable self-portrait,” Wilson said in a press release. “As a result, my own situation becomes entertaining rather than complacent.”

Wilson moved to Owensboro from Salem, Oregon in 2020.

He was previously gallery director and curator of the Salem Art Association in Salem.

He said moving during the pandemic was a challenge.

“It’s been difficult to exhibit art during COVID,” Wilson said.

The pieces in his show span from 2005 to 2020, and Wilson said the gallery is a mini-retrospective of his style spanning 15 years.

The exhibit will be open Monday through Friday until February 28 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Wilson said he hopes to be able to host a reception when the gallery closes in late February.


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