November 4: Sunny Days of Ithaca

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Sunny Days of Ithaca 123 S Cayuga St

Dave Pollot, Art with a Sense of Humor

Dave Pollot has always loved to paint, however, he finds his attention span is often outweighed by his eagerness to move on and learn something else. Repurposing old thrift art has become something of an answer to this problem. He takes abandoned prints and paintings found at thrift stores and garage sales and carefully uses oil paints to make new additions into the old pieces.

The challenge of blending his additions to their new surroundings in whatever style the original artist painted in keeps his attention. Part of the fun is not only taking some piece of pop culture and putting it into a place where it might not belong, but also making it blend in so well that it actually seems that it belongs.

Says Dave, “My art shouldn’t be too carefully considered for gravity; it’s meant to allow the viewer an escape from the serious, if only for the few moments that they spend looking at some bit of pop culture mischievously inserted into something that might have hung in their grandmother’s house.”