“Pop Art looks out into the world. It doesn’t look like a painting of something, it looks like the thing itself.” –Roy Lichtenstein
The McLoughlin Gallery presents LuxPop, a two person exhibition featuring the works of Devon Almarinez
and Bruce Makowsky
on view February 4 - March 19, 2016. As a direct commentary on the images of a generation’s culture, whether they’re positive or negative, Pop Art takes what’s current, and turns it into a piece of fine-art, as if it were preserving a cultural moment in time. The material obsession of a generation not only allows for such artistic commentary, but also permits Pop Art to question the integrity and meaning of an image we may be exposed to everyday. Is a Logo more than a Logo; is an Icon more than an Icon?
The commercialized logos and figures of our society represent more than their branding, and because of this, artists such as Makowsky and Almarinez are able to challenge the integrity of a cultural icon, or image, and force their viewers to face its substance. LUXPOP
aims to portray meaning behind a dehumanized, or desensitized, image that we’ve become far too familiar with, and question the dangers of materialism in our society, both literally and figuratively. Almarinez and Makowsky creatively define the negative and positive realities of their iconic figures, or logos, especially amidst a world abundant with useless images and information. READ PRESS RELEASE
PDF OF WORKS