ROCK ISLAND GALLERY
Ken Urban & Margaret Ertz
MAY - JUNE 19, 2020
We are pleased to exhibit photography by Ken Urban of Durant, IA and paintings by Margaret Ertz, of Burlington, IA.
Ken Urban’s photographs tell a story. He travels the backroads of the Midwest with his camera in hand. This show is about the forgotten silos that blanket the countryside, no longer in use, but towering symbols of days gone by. In the rural American landscape, with its ever-changing farm practices and abandoned barns on the verge of collapse, the silos are often the only reminder of the past. Occasionally a tree blooms and grows in the protection of these silos. Urban’s photographs capture and share a unique and intriguing story about the history of rural America.
Margaret Ertz has been drawing and painting for over 40 years. She uses both oil and acrylic paint to depict urban settings and cityscapes from her hometown of Burlington, IA, as well as other cities she has explored. Ertz is a master at capturing city lights at night, reflections on wet pavement and floodlit architecture.