Event Title
Pop Smoke: A Veteran Art Exhibition
Address Oceanside Museum Of Art 704 Pier View Way
City Oceanside
State California
Zip 92054
Opening Hours THURSDAY - 11:00am5:00pm FRIDAY - 11:00am8:00pm SATURDAY - 11:00am5:00pm SUNDAY - 11:00am5:00pm
Location North County Coastal
Email marketing@oma-online.org
Web Site https://oma-online.org/popsmoke/
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Fee General admission is $10, seniors 65+ are $5. Free admission with ID for OMA members, NARM and ROAM members, children under 18, students, and active-duty military and their dependents.
Reception Date 29-10-2022
Dates Starts On 12-8-2022   Ends On 15-1-2023
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Event Description Pop Smoke: A Veteran Art Exhibition is a survey of veteran artists who utilize bright colors, basic shapes, commonplace images, or repetitive means of production within their art making practice. Several early Pop Movement artists served in the armed forces during WWII and the Korean War, including Roy Lichtenstein, Jasper Johns, and Richard Artschwager. This exhibition is a nod to those early veteran pop artists as we turn our attention to veteran artists who continue to use similar moods. By exploring veteran art making practices in ways that are playful, tongue in cheek and ironic, we consider the many different forms and artistic tones that poignant artistic expression can take. We also examine the multitudes of the veteran artist identity: Who is a veteran artist? And what is veteran art? The exhibition's title is a military slang term referring to throwing smoke grenades as a means of cover or escape during battle. The term "pop smoke" is also common slang that means "to leave
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