traffic jam galleries are proud to present MIXED + POP ! Through the lens of our artists, an exploration of Pop Art, its evolution and resounding impact on art today, how it is digested and responded to.
Pop Art developed as a response to the Post War era’s commodity-driven values using common place objects such as soup cans and road signs as subject matter. Bright colours, recognisable imagery, irony, and satire are some of the defining characteristics. This movement was born from the commercialised culture in the 1950s, initially America and then Britain. Pop Art encouraged viewers to reconsider what they understood to be fine art and instead evaluate the power of production, situating itself at the intersection of a transient globalist market and traditional forms of art making. The lasting impact of the Pop Art movement is visible in the production and procuring of art today.
‘Resale’ or ‘Secondary Market’ refers to a work of art that has been previously sold at least once before, whereas Primary Market denotes a work being sold for the very first time. Secondary Market art is most known for but not limited to the resale of works by past Artists, potentially well-known Artists, living or dead, with notable careers. Resale can also include contemporary living Artists’ works.
We are excited to present our opening exhibition for 2021 a group thematic show titled THE BIRDS. Participating artists present their own interpretations and responses to this subject. On a two and three dimensional level the works range from the playful and irreverent through to macabre and nightmarish. The subject is presented through a range of mediums such as steel, ceramics, acrylic and oil paint, digital, pen, ink and charcoal.