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Art :: Art Exhibition
Pop Art Exhibit
9:30 AM
Taking place in the Whalen Gallery

Pop art started with the New York artists Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, James Rosenquist, and Claes Oldenburg, all of whom drew on popular imagery and were actually part of an international phenomenon. Following the popularity of the Abstract Expressionists, Pop's reintroduction of identifiable imagery (drawn from mass media and popular culture) was a major shift for the direction of modernism. The subject matter became far from traditional "high art" themes of morality, mythology, and classic history; rather, Pop artists celebrated commonplace objects and people of everyday life, in this way seeking to elevate popular culture to the level of fine art. Perhaps owing to the incorporation of commercial images, Pop art has become one of the most recognizable styles of modern art.

Opening Reception - July 10 - 11am-2pm

Viewing Hours: 9:30am-3pm
Age Group: All Ages
Venue: Art247
Address: 247 Market St. Lockport, New York 14094
Phone: 716-404-9884

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