POP Culture: Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation

Date: June 1 – August 2, 2019
Curated By: Billie Milam Weisman
Venue: Ronald H. Silverman Fine Arts Gallery
5151 State University Drive, Los Angeles, California 90032
Cal State LA Fine Arts Gallery

When the Pop Art movement first surfaced in the mid 1950s artists sought to challenge traditional conceptions of art-making by incorporating consumer culture and everyday objects into their work.

Artists during this period transformed icons associated with mass media, comic books, and popular culture into visual expressions that often reflected a growing societal infatuation with consumerism.

When it originated, the Pop art movement sought to ironically emphasize images representing the commonplace or kitschy elements of a given culture…(Read More)

L-R: Grooms, The Blue Restaurant; Pistoletto, Gray Hitchhiker; Chamberlain, Magnet Eyes, Sigmund, Stop; Daze, Honda VFR 750; Crash, The Big Mouth, Morrison, Venus/Jesus Lizard