Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Once You POP You Can't Stop

It's definitely a blessing to know what you are good at and what you are not so good at. One of the things I always struggle with is art. Visual, fine art, whatever you want to call it, I never took a class on art history or theory or criticism. So when it comes to pieces in museums or on display I don't really know what to say about it. Good thing I have friends who know what they are talking about.

Case in point: This past Saturday I went down to the Lab in Costa Mesa for a very cool art exhibit at the ARTery (http://www.sobeca.net/) that everyone should check out, titled Apopcalypse. The theme of the show? You guessed it, apocolyptic pop art and writing (by way of a very smart zine called Brunch). The event was put on by some friendly folks who sure know their art, wearable and otherwise (http://www.stuckonheads.blogspot.com/).
I love the atmosphere at The Lab. Even the parking spaces speak to you. What a philosophy for standing back and looking at life as well as art: simplify, pause, listen. Repeat.

1 comment:

  1. Very cool! I have no formal art training either. But I do know what I like. And I think that is the most important thing. If you feel connected to it, or repulsed by it or some other strong emotion you have a voice to share about the art. Great art moves you and sucks you in. I think this gallery exhibit sounds great. Thanks for sharing your inspiration.
    Enjoy the day!