DETAILS Magazine presents A Landmark Exhibition of Contemporary American Pop Art
Opening nite event
Saturday, May 1, 2010
6pm - 9pm
Mars Gallery - West Loop
1139 W. Fulton Market, Chicago 60607 Map it
From Art Chicago at the Merchandise Mart, take the free shuttle to Mars Gallery.
Featuring artwork by
Meet the top players in contemporary American Pop Art. featuring Absolut Vodka and Pernod Absinthe cocktails. Swag bags for the first 25 guests! Plus, one lucky person who attends this event will win a Peter Mars original painting. The drawing will be held at 8pm and you must be present to win.
About the Artists
Jeff Schaller — "I paint in the unique medium of encaustic, creating textural art pieces which incorporate representational form with the printed word. In essence, the visual and written symbols merge to create a unique aesthetic language that is both provocative and whimsical."
Syndy Ziegenfuss combines multiple materials, found objects and a unique layering process, which adds a depth of emotion that evokes both familiarity and mystery. Syndy has an intrinsic ability to seamlessly fuse ordinary images and sensibilities into the extraordinary, where the non-essential becomes essential and the abandoned, embraced.
John Stango is an Urban Pop Impressionist painter from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with a large cult following throughout the world. According to one critic, "John Stango made retro cool long before it was retro chic!"
Robert Mars' work is an evolving chronicle of Americana. He is determined to capture the independent aesthetic of the not-so-distant past that has been replaced by homogenized corporate culture and standardized cityscapes.
When he was six, Rodney White found a box of scrap paper in the back of a kindergarten classroom. The rest is history. His work, is a hybrid composition of the things he loves – typography, numerology, poetry and vintage advertising – all set to the tune of his own personal philosophy. "Being my best self."
Melody Postma — "I have always been fascinated with old photographs, so candid in our attempt to document the everyday and how easily these images can become icons. My work is a multi-layered evolution of vivid color, textural shapes and long forgotten photographic images of nonchalant figures."
Peter Mars "I like to have fun with art. My paintings are fun to make, and they usually put a smile on your face. When I'm in my studio I feel joyful, like I'm a little kid again, making a mess, making lots of noise, and splattering paint everywhere."