Works by Banksy and Warhol take center stage at Kelowna Art Gallery exhibition | infonews

0

Banksy, Grannies, 2006, serigraph on paper, 18.5 x 26.5 in.

Image Credit: Courtesy of The Paul and Tracy Mitchell Collection


17 May 2022 – 4:30 pm






The visionary work of two legendary pop artists will be part of the Kelowna Art Gallery‘s next showcase.

As the name of the exhibition suggests, From Warhol to Banksy will feature works by artists Andy Warhol and Banksy.

The common theme of the exhibition will be pop art, a movement that Warhol helped popularize from the 1960s.

“We are thrilled to bring this collection of pop art to Kelowna,” Nataley Nagy, the gallery’s general manager, said in a press release.


READ MORE: Elusive artist Banksy confirms he was behind the prison artwork

Banksy, Applause, 2006, silkscreen on paper, 26 x 42 in.

Banksy, Applause, 2006, silkscreen on paper, 26 x 42 in.

Image Credit: Courtesy of The Paul and Tracy Mitchell Collection

Pop art challenges the norms of consumerism, social consciousness, the gallery says, adding that activism is no longer just a 1960s phenomenon.

“A lot of people already have a connection to these iconic works. Now visitors will be able to see this art in person – work they’ve probably only ever seen online or seen in a magazine,” Nagy said.

“It will be great fun for local audiences to explore.”

Banksy, Bomb Middle England, 2003, serigraph on paper, 12.5 x 37.5 in.

Banksy, Bomb Middle England, 2003, serigraph on paper, 12.5 x 37.5 in.

Image Credit: Courtesy of The Paul and Tracy Mitchell Collection

Other artists featured in this exhibition are Roy Lichtenstein, Jeff Koons, Tom Wesselmann, Takashi Murakami and Mr. Brainwash. There will be a total of 75 prints, paintings, sculptures and ephemera.

From Warhol to Banksy runs from May 21 to October 16.

The curator is Christine May and the exhibit is courtesy of the Paul and Tracy Mitchell Collection.


For more information see the Kelowna Art Gallery website here.

Banksy, Sexy Girl With Teddy Bear, spray paint on vintage door, 78 x 29.5 in.

Banksy, Sexy Girl With Teddy Bear, spray paint on vintage door, 78 x 29.5 in.

Image Credit: Courtesy of The Paul and Tracy Mitchell Collection



To contact a reporter for this story, email Dan Walton or call 250-488-3065 or email the editor. You can also submit photos, videos or news tips to the newsroom and be entered to win a monthly prize draw.


We appreciate your comments and opinions on our stories, but play well. We will not censor or delete comments unless they contain off-topic statements or links, unnecessary vulgarity, false facts, spam or obviously fake profiles. If you have any concerns about what you see in the comments, email the editor in the link above.

News from © iNFOnews, 2022

infonews

Share.

Comments are closed.