Sofitel Melbourne on Collins - Luxury hotel - PETITE POP! Arts Project Australia artists celebrate popular culture

PETITE POP! Arts Project Australia artists celebrate popular culture

February – May 2019, Atrium Gallery – Level 35
 
Artists have a long history of looking to popular culture for inspiration as they draw on attitudes, ideas, images and other phenomena presented in mainstream mass media. From Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein to Claus Oldenburg and Jean Dubuffet—popular culture themes, aesthetics and sensibilities inform what artists create and subsequently shape the way we reflect on our culture, mirroring our values and culture back to us.
 
PETITE POP! is a distilled group exhibition that provides a snapshot of the colourful and astute work of Arts Project Australia artists who celebrate popular culture in a myriad of ways. The collection highlights artists whose artwork embodies a pop aesthetic and uses aspects of popular culture to inform their work and playfully pay homage to their favourite artists and popular culture images presented through digital media.
 
Arts Project Australia is a leading studio and gallery supporting artists with an intellectual disability, promoting their work and advocating for their inclusion in contemporary art practice. APA is based in Melbourne, Australia and they are known globally as an innovative centre for excellence. APA artists have been included in exhibitions all over the world and are represented in countless public and private collections.
 
Bobby K
 
Image credit:
Bobby Kyriakopoulos
Rag’n’Bone, Justin Bieber, Alyssia Cara and Shawn Mendes, 2016
gouache and greylead pencil on paper

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