ÆRENA Galleries & Gardens
Reflecting the heroic spirit of Teddy Roosevelt’s provocative “Man in the Arena” speech, ÆRENA Galleries & Gardens creates captivating spaces that celebrate the work of over one hundred emerging to internationally renowned artists who fearlessly express authenticity and integrity their work.
“It is not the critic who counts. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly.”
- Theodore Roosevelt
ÆRENA Galleries & Gardens’ uniquely beautiful art and design venues feature contemporary art and sculpture, as well as finely-edited collections of furnishings, objects and curiosities dating from the 18th century to the present.
POP IS EVERYTHING
JULY 15TH - AUGUST 15TH
“Everything is beautiful. Pop is everything.”– Andy Warhol
ÆRENA Galleries & Gardens invites you to celebrate Pop Is Everything, a group exhibition featuring the Pop Art of living legends and modern masters Andy Warhol, Takashi Murakami, Jeff Koons, Robert Mars, Brett Hammond, and Ruben Rojas.
While Pop Art began in the 1950s and was popularized in the 1960s, the pop aesthetic is now wide-spread and globally recognizable. The iconoclastic movement presented a challenge to traditional fine art with inclusion of imagery from popular and mass culture. Pop Art’s roots grew from advertising as it was called ‘Propaganda Art’ originally, finding its resonance through comic book style as well as commonplace and mass-produced objects. With this decades-old movement as their muse, our artists capture the high and low aesthetic of Pop Art by presentation of the objects, images, and processes of our everyday lives.
At times confrontational and provocative, at times irreverent and witty, Pop Art—now and then—allows artists to reintroduce fragments of reality into artistic renderings of what we see and consume every day. Perhaps Andy Warhol said it most presciently; “Everything is beautiful. Pop is everything.”
Join ÆRENA Galleries & Gardens as we celebrate the legacy and evolution of the Pop Art movement with our group showcase, Pop is Everything.
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