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CONTACT: Madelyn Jordon
Company Name:  Madelyn Jordon Fine Art                                                                

Voice Phone Number:  914 723 8738
Email Address:  info@madelynjordonfineart.com
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Art Exhibition:  2016, in with a POP!
Date:                  Jan 22 – Mar 5, 2016

Location:           37 Popham Rd, Scarsdale NY  10583

Artists:              Adam Handler, Steven Hirsch, Damien Hirst, Patrick Hughes, Robert Indiana, Gary Komarin, DJ Leon, Roy Lichtenstein, Peter Nadin, Donald Sultan, Andy Warhol, Tom Wesselmann, Lucy White.

 

Opening Reception:  Friday, Jan. 22, from 6-8:00 pm

 

Madelyn Jordon Fine Art is pleased to announce 2016, in with a POP! , a group exhibition exploring the evolution of the Pop Art movement from the founders through the contemporary. The artists’ works illustrate the over-arching trend of pop culture references and imagery which continue to serve to be both serious and playful at the same time.  These enigmatic and colorful works provide a visceral comic reaction as well as an emotional connection to the viewer, heightening our relationship with the mundane objects that fill our lives.

 

The Pop Art movement is mostly associated with a group of New York artists of the early 1960’s  such as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Indiana and others who drew on recognizable imagery drawn from popular culture and mass media in their work.  These artists depicted the mundane, ubiquitous and commercial symbols of American life, and presented them as “high art”, thus provoking a major shift in the direction of Modernism, away from the prevailing gestural abstraction of Abstract Expressionism. 

 

Since the 1960’s, Pop Art has remained as one of the most widely known and influential art movements.  Today, more than ever, contemporary artists continue to draw on iconic images, from cartoons, media, internet, and commercial sources to create art that captivates, comments upon and resonates our shared existence.

 

The exhibition includes works by Pop luminaries, Warhol, Lichtenstein, Indiana, and Wesselmann as well as a group of later 20th century and contemporary artists.

 

For emerging, Westchester based artist, Adam Handler, Pop art is translated into fresh paintings of simple, childlike naiveté of “Bats”, “Flowers” and “Ghosts” that recall familiar cartoon and video game imagery.  Likewise, Lucy White’s bandaid painting, “Flag”, recasts Jasper John’s iconic work of the same subject in a new light.  DJ Leon’s multimedia “Batman” glorifies the dark superhero which remains an obsession with new generations of fans.  Donald Sultan and Gary Komarin are widely revered for works of single, colorful, serial imagery reminiscent of Warhol’s iconic works.  These artists illustrate the breadth and continuing importance of this influential movement in American art.

Madelyn Jordon Fine Art, located in Scarsdale, NY is a fine art gallery focusing on 20th and 21stc art.  Founded in 2001, MJFA has provided an open and friendly space for clients to discuss and view fresh, new work.  The gallery mounts six annual exhibitions, handles the acquisition and resale of significant works by modern and contemporary artists, builds collections, and sources art for commercial and residential projects.