The Pop Object: The Still Life Tradition in Pop Art

Apr 12, 2013

New York City

The central focus of The Pop Object: The Still Life Tradition in Pop Art is the development of Pop art in the United States and still life’s role in the context of Pop.
Renowned art historian, John Wilmerding, stated “Still life also has long been treated as a minor preoccupation for artists, yet has turned out to be the occasion for some of Pop’s most innovative and witty expressions.”

Each featured artist views the still life as an important vehicle of expression in capturing themes of contemporary life reflective of a post-war consumerist society. Though Pop artists did not consider themselves as being a part of a unified movement, the still life object has been of shared interest to both canonical Pop artists and lesser-known artists. Two major innovative ideas will be explored in the exhibition: the expansion of still life beyond painting into multidimensional sculptural forms, and the presentation of a variety of new media as modes of expression.

Acquavella Galleries

April 10 – May 24, 2013
8 E 79th St
New York, NY 10075