Banksy and Warhol on display at Kelowna Art Gallery – Penticton Western News
Admire thought-provoking pieces by Banksy, popular prints by Warhol and picturesque paintings by other famous artists at the Kelowna Art Gallery’s new Pop Art exhibit.
From May 21 to October 16, the gallery will host a Pop Art exhibition featuring 75 works by artists Andy Warhol, the mysterious Banksy, Roy Lichtenstein, Jeff Koons, Tom Wesselmann, Takashi Murakami and Mr. Brainwash.
“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. It will be great fun for local audiences to explore,” said Nataley Nagy, Executive Director of the Kelowna Art Gallery.
Pop Art, known for its commentary on consumerism, social conscience and, more recently, activism, became popular in North America in the 1960s through works like Warhol’s famous screen print Marilyn Monroe.
Banksy, an anonymous street artist, creates pieces that have changed the standard of art.
The art exhibition will feature a selection of prints, paintings and sculptures allowing visitors to see firsthand how Pop Art continues to critique our world.
the Kelowna Art Gallery invites people to come and question their beliefs and challenge existing notions of consumerism in their new exhibition.
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