Mild Mild West – by Dunce Art
‘Mild Mild West’ is an ongoing series of mixed media artwork by Dylan Johnston who goes by the moniker ‘Dunce’. The goal of the series is to blur the lines between street art and fine art with an innovative and experimental mixed media style.
Dunce takes the defining elements from his street art background: spray paint, stencils and wheat paste that would typically be seen outdoors and brings them into a new setting, combining them with an array of nostalgic mixed media to give new life to the forgotten old west.
His artwork both romanticizes and critiques the wild west cliches. By removing the subject from its original context, the audience will have the opportunity to see the sentimental images in a new light. The individual works showcase an era of western cliches from damsels in distress and saloon girls to whiskey drinking outlaws who save the day and ride off into the sunset.
The exhibit will run from August 2 – 27, 2022. Gallery Hours are Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 4pm.