Nash GalleryNash Gallery, the Dubuque County Fine Arts Society’s art gallery encouraging, promoting, and presenting local and regional artists, announces the opening reception of it’s latest exhibit, “Grey Flesh,” Friday, June 28 at Nash Gallery, 371 Bluff St. (above Monk’s Kaffee Pub) from 7:00-9:00 p.m.  The exhibit features paintings and digital works by artist Joe Turek of Freeport, IL.

Turek is a BFA graduate of Clarke University with an emphasis in painting and minors in graphic design and philosophy.  Currently, he is an art teacher at Freeport High School.  In Dubuque, his works have been displayed in numerous Fall Into Art Exhibitions and currently at the Dubuque Museum of Art’s Biennial Juried Exhibition.

“Science, the natural world, and the human body fascinate me, thus it is the subject of my work,” states Turek. “My art tries to celebrate, explore, and depict the fundamental mysteries of what we are. I personally take the side of the materialists, that all life is just matter.”

“Grey Flesh” is Turek’s mediation on the human skull and facial muscles. “It could be the demise of mankind, a physical manifestation of psychological phenomena, or simply a formal aesthetic exploration of the flesh through a digital medium.”

Admission to opening reception and gallery is free; donations are accepted.  Light refreshments will be provided at the opening.  Regular gallery hours 12:00-4:00 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.  “Grey Flesh” will be on display until Saturday, August 3.

"Animal III" by Joe Turek

“Animal III” by Joe Turek

"Grey Flesh 5" by Joe Turek

“Grey Flesh 5” by Joe Turek