Pop Art Prints
Audain Art Museum, Whistler, BC - Jun 30 – Sep 17
Co-produced with the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Pop Art Prints features 37 works from the Smithsonian’s extensive collection. Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg and Andy Warhol are well represented; but so, too, is the context. Pop Art didn’t just jump out of a chrome toaster – it emerged as a deliberate and, at times, diffident response to an intensely emotional Abstract Expressionism. As with most Pop Art exhibitions, expect to be seduced; but where the Smithsonian is involved, expect to be challenged, too.