Pop art lives on at Diehl Gallery
February 16, 2023 - Tibby Plasse
Steeped in commerciality, pop art made an aesthetic out of material culture. The transcendence of commodity into art has magnified into modern marketing campaigns, but the fine art of pop art still exists to be appreciated.
This week a show wholly dedicated to the legacy of commercial culture opens at Diehl Gallery.
“Pop!” features new work by four of Diehl’s gallery artists: Robert Mars, Ray Phillips, David Pirrie and Douglas Schneider. A thread of nostalgia ties the artists and their work together, or, as Diehl Gallery Director Devin Hardy said: “It’s an immortalization and apotheosis of celebrities, objects and images from a bygone era.”