Taste of the world

POP goes the world in an exhibit by Canadian artists at the Union Gallery

Dai Classic (acrylic on canvas) by Chien-ming Huang.
Dai Classic (acrylic on canvas) by Chien-ming Huang.
Credit: 
Cecily Wills
Hello (acrylic on canvas) by Chien-ming Huang.
Hello (acrylic on canvas) by Chien-ming Huang.
Credit: 
Cecily Wills
Foreigners @ West Gate Ding @ 1:30 pm (oil on canvas) by Lance Wei.
Foreigners @ West Gate Ding @ 1:30 pm (oil on canvas) by Lance Wei.
Credit: 
Cecily Wills

In a time where we rely on the power of technology and centre our values around the economics of society, three brave, young and talented Queen’s students (Chien-ming Huang, Lance Wei, and Takeshi Miyazawa) enlighten us with their views on the reality of popular culture in an exhibit entitled POP: Free Your Mind.

The art exhibit, full of detailed acrylic and oil canvases explore human day-to-day communication, using examples like the cell phone to illustrate the types of commodities brought to us by technological advances. The display looks at the effects of entertainment through advertisements, music, fashion and speech. From the Coca-Cola we drink to The GAP we wear, these artists question whether we have an identity of our own or if we, like everything else, have become mass produced products. Their art collection seeks to find individuality and define the state of fragmentation and impermanence we live in.

POP is currently being displayed until October 3rd, with an opening reception on September 28 from 6-8pm.

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