Ruscha and Pop

April 12, 2008, through June 15, 2008
Icons of the 1960's



Temporary Exhibitions, Harrington Gallery


Highlights from the Hood's pop art collection reveal the intersection between life and art through the appropriation of media, commercial, and popular culture imagery. Focused around Ed Ruscha's Standard Station, Amarillo, Texas (1963), Ruscha and Pop explores aspects of pop art including the transformation of the everyday object into art, the popular interest in consumerism and commercial architecture, and the collapsing of boundaries between high and low art and culture. The charged cultural environment of the 1960's fills the work of first-generation pop icons including Ed Ruscha, Andy Warhol, and Roy Lichtenstein, as well as artists immediately following them, including Mel Ramos and Stephen Shore.

This exhibition is generously funded by the Harrignton Gallery Fund.

Exhibition Curator

Kristin Garcia

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Exhibition subject: Modern & Contemporary ArtUnited States & Canada