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.
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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.”
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.
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