The Goldmark Cultural Center’s John H. Milde Gallery proudly presents Reflections in Rust, a collection of sculptures created by artist couple Erika McIlnay and Alex Johnson. Both McIlnay and Johnson use their experience growing up in rural Illinois as a source for their work, each approaching Midwestern ideals and rural identities in different ways. McIlnay explores the complex relationship between strength and fragility, utilizing mixed media and multiple surface treatments. At the same time, Johnson references the blue-collar worker and the universal constants of the working man's job, using one-liners and idioms. The two sculptors have known each other for over a decade and have been pouring ferrous and non-ferrous metals together the entire time.
Reflections in Rust will be on display from 25 June 2021 to 24 July 2021.
A closing reception will be held on 24 July 2021 from 2 to 5pm at the John H. Milde Gallery.