Pop Art Exhibition!

16th February, Exeter Phoenix Centre!

Pop art exhibition

Saturday, Feb. 16th, 9pm

Exeter Phoenix Centre, Gandy Street

Come and have a look at some of the biggest Pop Art and Pop Artists from past & present!

What Is Pop Art?

Pop Art is one of the art crazes from the 1950's. Pop art first emerged in Britain in the early 1950's, and went on to be a big success in america in the later 1950's too. It could be done with any image, but usually something popular, (hense the "Pop"), simply because, you duplicated an image & edited the colours. It can be used on everyday items, making them look 3D. Also, in Roy Lichtenstein's work, it was used in cartoon strips.

Pioneers Of Pop Art

Some of the biggest names in the Pop Art movement were Andy Warhol & Roy Lichtenstein.

Andy Warhol:

Was an American artist who was also an author and film producer. He specialized in visual art or otherwise known as Pop Art. He also has his own museum in Pennsylvania, USA, the largest museum dedicated to a single artist. He also founded Interview Magazine.

Roy Lichtenstein:

Was also an american Pop artist. As well as that, he was a sculptor and a lithographer. He claims that he would take an image, but not draw it. He would symbolise it, turning it in to a symbol of the real object. He worked on figurative, abstract expressionist styles.. and then went on to create 'loose' cartoon images, such as Disney characters.

Also come and see new artists!

Some of the many new emerging artists who will be exhibiting work are: Emily Wilson, Charlie Holowitz & Kathy Cointine.

Emily Wilson in particular, has recently been publishing small cartoon strips. These would then either be sold on to comic book companies or newspapers. Adding to her talent, she has also released Andy Warhol like images. This is where she has duplicated an imaged and changed colours. She has become very popular in the United States, following in the footsteps of her idol, Andy Warhol.