NOV 5 – DEC 3 | Newhart Promenade | Monday – Friday: 8 AM – 6PM | Free
With very detail-oriented style, Loyola Professor of Fine Arts Michel Balasis presents a collection of hand-painted pieces using precise comic illustrations putting his own spin on the Pop Art genre. The eye-catching images with bright contrasting color reflect double and sometimes triple entendres as they mix retro comic style with modern quotes relating to popular culture, extending common bonds between admirers.
Pop Art is an art movement that emerged in the mid-1950s that presented a challenge to traditions of fine art. For Balasis, the image style is removed from the crudely printed comic book and replaced by more precisely painted images on canvas, Now presented in a Fine Art setting with the quote or idiom derived from current popular culture.