February 16 - March 1, 2017
Lilac Gallery New York is pleased to present “Pop Journey” an exhibition of works by four international artists, recognizing oil painting, mixed media, sculpture, and graffiti art from February 16 to March 1, 2017.
Showcasing a collection of works by Campbell La Pun, pieces created by using everything from stencils to aerosol and acrylic paint on wood and canvas. La Pun invites us to journey through a modern world; his paintings reflect the dizzying range of motifs, colours, and forms that manifest themselves in pop culture iconography and advertising images of the global marketplace. Pieces by Derick Smith showing within his practice materials are tools with a view to honoring their integral essence and of not losing sight of their primitive nature. The paint is treated primarily as paint; it is employed as a means towards exploring the possibility of the existence of 'pure vision'. Through the interaction of the paint with itself and, in so far as possible, the least intervention, one can bear witness to the unfolding of what may appear to be microcosms. Gillie and Marc are Australian contemporary artists who collaborate to create art as one, applying the iconic imagery of the dog/human hybrid to celebrate the powerful spiritual relationship that exists between man and animal. And complementing with the glamorous works by Steve Smythe, creating a body of work solely from layers of paint, mixed media, spray paint and screenprint. Inspired by decollage from his own torn paste-ups and artists such as Jacques Villeglé and Raymond Hains.