May 21 to October 16, 2022
From Warhol to Banksy invites visitors to view works of art that define the Pop Art movement and highlights the careers of some of the art world’s most iconic figures. This exhibition features works by artists Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, Tom Wesselmann, Takashi Murakami, Banksy, and Mr. Brainwash.
Pop Art, known for its commentary on consumerism, social consciousness, and, more recently, activism, is not just a phenomenon of the 1960s. The evolution of Pop Art, from Andy Warhol’s infamous Marilyn Monroe screen prints to Banksy’s guerilla street art, has completely blurred the lines between high and low art. Through a selection of prints, paintings, sculpture, and ephemera, visitors will see first-hand how Pop Art continues to critique our world and challenges us to think about the issues that persist in our everyday life.
Courtesy of the Paul and Tracy Mitchell Collection.
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A digital version of the exhibition catalogue, with expanded footnotes, is available to download!
You can still purchase a hard copy of the catalogue at the gallery, available while supplies last.
The final lecture of the series is one you definitely won’t want to miss! Patrick Moore, Director of The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, PA joins Christine May, Curator of the Kelowna Art Gallery for a lively discussion.
Join writer Adam Melnyk, author of Visual Orgasm – The Early Years of Canadian Graffiti for a fascinating look at the often underappreciated world of graffiti, street art, and street culture. Hear more about how his passion for graffiti led to a large collection of documentary photographs and artist interviews, which would ultimately result in a survey of graffiti artists working in Canada during the 1980s.
Join Associate Professor and writer Melissa Mednicov as she takes viewers through an exciting lecture titled, “Listening to Pop Art: Then and Now” Her lecture will look at and listen to the Gallery’s current art exhibition “From Warhol to Banksy”. Through the interdisciplinary approach of Jukebox Modernism, the audience will learn how to understand Pop art through its music and sounds.
Join curator and writer, Jon Davies, as he takes viewers through an exciting lecture titled, “Andy Warhol and Queer Culture.” His presentation looks at Warhol’s art – with specific attention to his groundbreaking and expansive cinema practice – through the lens of queer culture, history, and sociality.
Join us for a private tour with avid art collector and lawyer Paul Mitchell as he shows us around the Kelowna Art Gallery’s current exhibition From Warhol to Banksy. Tune in to learn more about the featured artists, the history of Pop-Art, and even a little bit about the world of art collecting!