Pop Goes the Mosaic

Pop Goes the Mosaic
Tony Cepukas

Sat 9 June 2018 > 3PM-5PM
On display until Friday 22 June 2018

Growing up in the sixties and seventies, I was exposed to a transformation of society and all the aspects to it.  Music, fashion and art exploded with colour and pyschedelia.  Being an avid music fan, pop art first came to my attention through album art,  rock magazines and movies.  Out west in California there was hippie movement and flower power going on  and out of it came  bands such as Jefferson Airplane and Big Brother and the Holdling Company.  With it came great album art and posters from such seminal  venues as The Fillmore West and The Avalon Ballroom.  Back east brewing in New York was a new underground, “The Velvet Underground and Nico”, an avant garde band being groomed by Andy Warhol.  I guess that was my first encounter with “Pop Art”, the decaying banana on their first album cover done by Andy.  Other artists like Lichtenstein were active from the fifties onward and also started to come into view via music and other media. Many of the images from this era have become iconic  images and pop art has become one of the most recognizable styles of modern art.  With “Pop Goes the Mosaic” I have tried to emulate and celebrate the zeitgeist of pop art from that era with my mosaic and multimedia creations.