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ArtSpace Gallery exhibit – Nicole Davis artwork

August 10 - October 2

ArtSpace on white wall

fabric art mumuThe ArtSpace Gallery at the Quad-Cities Campus is exhibiting “Let the Circle Be Unbroken,” a new exhibition of work by BHC alumna Nicole Davis, from Monday, Aug. 10 through Friday, Oct. 2.

Davis is an interdisciplinary artist based in Iowa. She works primarily in textile, photography, painting and installation. She took studio art courses at Black Hawk College from 2014-17 then transferred to the University of Iowa in 2017 where she earned a Master of Arts in 2019 and a Master of Fine Arts with honors in 2020.

View her artist talk about “Let the Circle Be Unbroken.”

The ArtSpace Gallery is located on the first floor of Building 4 at the Quad-Cities Campus, 6600 34th Ave., Moline.

For more information about exhibits in the ArtSpace Gallery, contact Annie Oldenburg at 309-796-5473 or


Artist statement

My work uses discarded textiles assembled to evoke personal, ancestral, and cultural memory as a form of sustenance and resistance within the patriarchal, capitalist, white supremacist societal structure in which we currently live. I choose to use castaway and discarded items in the making art objects to serve as a metaphor for the people and things that exist on the margins of society. Reclaiming that which has been disposed of and/or rejected and highlighting the beauty and richness of it helps to re-center my orbit around humanness as opposed to maleness, greed, and whiteness. I use the accumulated history embodied within found objects, memories projected onto these objects by myself and the viewer, to tell a story that is different than the one larger society declares as truth. It is through this practice that sustain my humanness and resist/transform the forces that wish to deny it.


August 10
October 2
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Black Hawk College Quad-Cities Campus
6600 34th Ave.
Moline, IL 61265 United States
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Annie Oldenburg