Sculptor Larry Ballard has a slightly skewed look at popular culture. His humorous observations on society will be on display for four weeks at Benedictine University
"Coolness!," a collection of sculptures by Ballard, will be displayed through Saturday, Sept. 27, at the Fr. Michael E. Komechak, O.S.B., Art Gallery on the fifth floor of Kindlon Hall on campus, 5700 College Road, Lisle. A reception for the sculptor and his exhibition will be from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 6, at the gallery.
Ballard's tongue-in-cheek looks at popular culture icons like Andy Warhol and Michael Jackson reflect his humorous observations on our society. These works are bright, colorful and have a savvy all their own.
Ballard was a longtime friend of Komechak, who spent decades collecting more than 3,000 pieces of art before dying of pancreatic cancer in 2009 at the age of 77. Ballard's work also is included in the university's permanent collection.
The gallery's hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays, and by appointment. For information, call Cathaleen Gaddis at (630) 829-6320 or visit ben.edu/artgallery.