Monday, June 22, 2009

Pop! Pop! - A Review

This past Saturday I ventured over to Pink Ghost - a Ft. Lauderdale-based store that sells vinyl toys, art books and magazines- for their opening of Pop! Pop! - a collection of low brow paintings and drawings representing aspects of modern 'pop' culture.

Though each artist invoked 'pop' in their own individualistic way, the collection - as a whole - was fun and playful. But two artists stood out.

The first: Helena Garcia. Her paintings were feminine, colorful and all around adorable! She had three pieces displayed, which focused on the fashion styles of: Berlin, Bogota, and Tokyo.

Peek through the kaleidoscope:

The second: Justin Rose. His paintings focused on the reshaping of popular fairy tales by adding elements associated with death, such as skulls and ghosts.

Spy down the rabbit hole:

All in all, the entire show was innovative and cheeky. I definitely recommend checking it out before it closes in July. But, if you can't make it, check out the rest of the show here.

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