Quad City Arts in Rock Island currently has the most inspired artistic pairing I've witnessed in quite some time. Thaddeus Erdahl's and Susan Mart's work forms an exhilarating one-two punch. Their uses of subtle colors and their shaping of forms within their chosen media generate an energetic call-and-response between their works and throughout the gallery.
Art that incorporates found objects is a tricky path to navigate. Any of us can find a shovel. Most of us can find a shovel and put it on our wall. Where it crosses that line and shifts toward becoming art is in the act of declaring it to be art.