Tuesday, June 28, 2016, 12:00 a.m.–Thursday, November 17, 2016, 10:59 p.m.
Location: 229C Contemporary Toby's Gallery for Contemporary Art
About The Event
Generous loan from the the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Roy Lichtenstein was a key member of Pop Art, the groundbreaking 1960s movement focused on popular culture and mass media, topics previously considered unworthy of fine art. Throughout his career, Lichtenstein emulated the Benday dots of printing processes used for newspapers and comic books, a signature style that is instantly recognizable. In 1965 Lichtenstein debuted a new series of paintings called Brushstrokes. In this painting, the most iconic of the series, he cleverly challenges Abstract Expressionism, mimicking the wild and free-form gestures of the 1950s art movement in a hypermechanical way. Ironically, there isn’t a brushstroke in sight. An essential critique of American culture and a significant achievement in itself, Little Big Painting reflects the importance of innovation.