Aug. 28, 2018

SMC Barrett Gallery to Host Gallery Reception September 8 for “Pop! Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation”

Les Christensen, Courtesy of Les Christensen, Why Should I Walk If I Have Wings To Fly? 2000

“Pop! Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation” will be on exhibit at SMC's Pete & Susan Barrett Gallery from September 4 to October 13, 2018. Gallery reception on September 8 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. (Roy Lichtenstein © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein, Foot and Hand, 1964)

September 4-October 13 Exhibit Features Artwork by John Baldessari, Les Christensen, Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, Among Others

SANTA MONICA, CA — The Santa Monica College Pete & Susan Barrett Art Gallery presents "Pop! Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation," an exciting exhibition of culturally important Pop artwork from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation.

The exhibition will be open to the public from Tuesday, September 4, to Saturday, October 13, with a free gallery reception on Saturday, September 8, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The SMC Pete & Susan Barrett Gallery is located at the SMC Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th Street (at Santa Monica Boulevard), Santa Monica.

Funding for the exhibition and related activities has been provided by the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation and Santa Monica College.

The SMC exhibition is paired with a concurrent Pop exhibition — Pop! 50 Years of Art and Popular Culture from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation — at the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art on the Pepperdine University Malibu Campus August 28 to December 2. The museum will hold a reception on Sunday, September 9, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The Pop Art movement transformed imagery from mass media, comic books, and popular culture into iconic visual expressions. The exhibition, which merges art that reflects and comments on popular culture from the 1960s to the present, also includes works by contemporary artists who have elaborated on the traditions established by the Pop artists.

Exhibition artists include: Arman, Robert Arneson, John Baldessari, Brian Bress, Les Christensen, Jim Dine, Eva & Adele, Skylar Fein, Red Grooms, Keith Haring and L.A. II (Angel Ortiz), Jenny Holzer, Allen Jones, L.A. ll, Roy Lichtenstein, Srdjan Loncar, Joel Morrison, Nam June Paik, Mel Ramos, James Rosenquist, Paul Rusconi, Tony Tasset, Banks Violette, Andy Warhol, Tom Wesselmann, Edward Wicklander, and Yoram Wolberger.

Hours for SMC’s Pete & Susan Barrett Art Gallery are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. All exhibits, gallery talks, and opening receptions are free.

For more information, please call (310) 434-3434.

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