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Exporting Pop: A Western Fantasy

Dean Project
45-43 21st Street, 718-706-1462
Long Island City
March 20 - May 10, 2009
Reception: Sunday, March 29, 6 - 9 PM
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DEAN PROJECT is pleased to present, “Exporting Pop; A Western Fantasy” a group exhibition curated exclusively for the Kuwait Art Foundation Limited, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

DEAN PROJECT will host a New York Preview of this exhibition from March 20th through April 29th at their Long Island City gallery. The exhibition in its entirety will take place from May 7th through July 1st, 2009 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

The New York Preview opening reception with artists will be on Saturday March 29th from 6 to 9pm.

Considering the current sociopolitical conflicts between the West and the Middle East, we have taken the Kuwait Art Foundation’s invitation as an opportunity to explore the subject of “Pop” as an aesthetic unifying concept of our global society.

“Pop Art” is known as the 1960’s art movement that incorporated elements of western popular culture and mass media to create “high art.” The word “pop” is synonymous with explode, burst, and bang – all that demonstrates the impact this work can have.

Pop continues to be a strong force in today’s art world and forms the framework for this exhibition, which reflects how this artistic phenomenon has evolved from the 1960’s to the present.

As a whole this exhibition could be defined by one of its themes “Embracing Pop” which addresses contemporary visual aesthetics where Pop has transformed over time mixing elements of modernism and popular culture with ideas of contemporary design, craft, and street art.

This exhibition presents twenty contemporary artists working in sculpture, photography, drawing, mixed media and painting which is based on their personal visions and ideas of the present popular culture.

Included artists:

Rachel Beach Sandra Bermudez Karlos Carcamo Chad Curtis Jason Dunda Miky Fabrega Leopold Foulem Jorge Gonzales Harma Heikens Cecilia Jurado

Dan Levenson Phillip Maberry Milton Rosa-Ortiz Dulce Pinzon Reinaldo Sanguino Philip Simmons Jesse Small Greg Stewart Keer Tanchak Barbara Weissberger
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