The Pew Fine Arts Gallery at Grove City College will showcase the work of “Chillbilly” artist Charlie Wagers, who draws inspiration from the antique and arcane, in “DIY ‘til the Day I Die,” its first exhibition of the 2016 semester.
Wagers is a graphic designer, art director and illustrator, the product of “gray Midwestern skies and a blue-collar, Rust Belt aesthetic.” The show runs Jan. 28 to Feb. 13 in the gallery in the Pew Fine Arts Center on campus. An artist’s reception is set for 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 28 in the gallery. Wagers will hold an artist workshop at 3 p.m. Jan. 28 in room 47 of the center.
Formally trained in fine arts, Wagers draws inspiration early printing techniques, vintage cameras and films, aged textures, forgotten books and old neon signs. His style has been described as “Chillbilly” and he recently had work selected for Print Magazine’s Regional Design Annual. Akron, Ohio, newspaper The Devil Strip said he was one of “Seven Artists to Look for in 2016” in their January issue. He has worked for clients including Proctor & Gamble, XL Records, Tooth & Nail Records, Six Flags Theme Parks, The Fray, Owl City and The Black Keys. For more on Wagers, visit his website at www.charliewagers.com.
Gallery hours are: noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays; and from 6 to 10 p.m. Feb. 12.
For more on Grove City College’s Department of Communications and Visual Arts, visit www.gcc.edu/comm.