The Wilton Library has brightened its walls with a new display of art called “Pow, Punch, re-ZOOM!” that was inspired by the Pop Art movement of the late 1950s through the 1970s. The library exhibit includes the work of about 20 artists from Fairfield County and Westchester County, N.Y.
“It will be a fun show for kids and adults alike, putting smiles on everyone’s faces,” organizer Susan Frey said in a statement.
About half of the artists in the show are from the Loft Artists Association in Stamford. The Loft artists are:Susan Frey, Paul Larson, Renee Kahn, Francine
The energy, color and in-your-face style of 60s and 70s Pop Art rockets into 2010 with The Loft Artists Association's exhibit, “Pow, Punch, Zoom!” Fifty years ago, when Pop Art came on the scene, it knocked people's socks off with its bright, bold colors and its elevation of everyday objects as subjects (think Andy Warhol's Brillo box paintings.) Pop Artists were rebelling against abstract-expressionism, then the dominant style. They thought it was snooty and so they dove into comic books, advertising and kitsch for inspiration. But love it or hate it, Pop Art is always compelling
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