Leslie Friedman: Urban POP

Napoleon member, Leslie Friedman, just won’t quit! Showing again, this time at the Main Line Art Center for Urban Pop!

Urban Pop

Urban Pop: Betsy Meyer Memorial Exhibition
Date: Mar 20, 2013 – Apr 12, 2013
Time: Artist Talk: Fri., March 22, 5:30-6:30 pm & Reception: 6:30-8:30 pm
Opening Reception: Fri., March 22, 5:30-8:30 pm (Talk & Reception)

Take what you thought you knew about Main Line Art Center and twist it.  Start with classic artistic training, add in graffiti, skateboard half-pipe references, and then a layer of vinyl tape. This is Urban Pop, the ninth annual exhibition presented in memory of Teaching Artist Betsy Meyer, appearing in the galleries March 20 to April 12.

Featuring artists DISTORT, Leslie Friedman, and Jay Walker, Urban Pop is an exhibition of works influenced by Pop Art and urban culture that explores the expansion of traditional artistic mediums into installation works referencing graffiti, half-pipes, and iconography.  Curated by Amie Potsic, Executive Director of Main Line Art Center, the exhibition is a fitting tribute to Betsy Meyer, who encouraged those around her to push beyond expectation.

The works presented in Urban Pop meld a deep appreciation for art history and classical training with ephemeral, low-fi materials to create incredibly well-crafted contemporary works.


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