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Pop Cars: by Mack Schroer 
January 28 – March 6, 2021

Gallery admission is always free. Open Hours:
Monday – Friday from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturdays from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

 

Are you a movie lover? Superhero fan? Lover of comics? Perhaps a little satire? Then rejoice, this exhibit will engage you, make you smile and take you on a walk down memory lane.

For the artist, it started as a scribble of Homer Simpson on a daily-log sheet at a salt-water-disposal during a February snow flurry in northwest North Dakota as an oil-field trucker. The computer-log was down and he resorted to a hand-kept ledger on Keller’s Daily Logs. The lines soon called for a portrait of Homer and the seed of Pop Cars was planted.

The idea evolved – pop culture figures who get down behind the wheel. A Mack Titan stolen from the depths of Hell…Michigan, a time-traveling Delorean, a San-Fran hill-hoping Ford Mustang 390 epitomizing counter-culture cool, or the Renaissance Man’s ornithopter gliding along the current of Fibonacci’s spiral – these characters are defined by their vehicle of choice.

“If I had a time machine traveling back nearly three years to me sketching “Back to the Future’s” Doc Brown on a commercial driver’s log-sheet at an oil-field truck yard after a day-shift, and I told myself this sketch would turn into a series of illustrations touring six North Dakota galleries including three colleges, to quote Marty McFly, I’d have told myself to “Get outta town.”

Biography:  Mack currently is an independent artist working in illustration, oil painting, 2D animation, storyboarding, set design, window painting, creative writing and acting at Macklin Art.  Mack found his calling on a ranch in Berryton, Kansas through comic books. His love for visual narrative evolved in illustration, 2D animation and graphic design and a BFA in Studio Art and Digital Design from Washburn University in Kansas, MO. Mack has worked in graphic design, writing and storyboarding and was awarded over twenty design and web awards by the Kansas Press Assoc. for his work at the Osage County Herald-Chronicle newspaper including Advertisement Designer of the Year 2015.