Samuel Lynne Galleries presents James Gill: When the World Went POP! opening reception
Samuel Lynne Galleries will present the opening reception for artist James Francis Gill’s latest exhibition, When the World Went POP! Instead of merely depicting images from advertisements and the media, Gill uses his works to represent prominent emotions and ideas associated with popular culture. This innovative approach to creation sets him apart from his fellow artists. During his illustrious career, Gill has demonstrated the ability to adapt his style to reflect modern sensibilities, while simultaneously staying true to the fundamental elements of the Pop Art movement.
The paintings in Gill’s upcoming exhibition When the World Went POP! reflect the interplay between realism and abstraction, while simultaneously bringing Pop Art into the present. Over the years, Gill has established his own technique combining mixed media with more traditional paint application. His paintings continue to be rich in the vibrant colors and thought-provoking irony common to the Pop Art movement, but his current process adds a modern awareness to these depictions. In the past, Gill’s contemporaries conceded that his art reflected both qualities of a contemporary consciousness and a classical tradition. His upcoming exhibition continues to be at once relevant and classic in this way.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display through January 11, 2016.