by Hallie Rae Ward
Saturday, Sept. 3rd - Saturday, October 22nd, 2022
Saturday, Sept. 10th, 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Come and experience, Classical POP!, where you will experience a cascade of color, texture, poetry, energy, celebration, connection, and reflection as Hallie Rae Ward reinvents the definition of icons and popular culture through her version of Pop Art.
As an artist and creative entrepreneur, it is enriching to dive into our master artist ancestors through museums and media to witness the development of art practices and ideas throughout history. I soak it all in because knowledge and awareness is power and leads to endless possibilities.
When I think of the phrase, “Classical POP!”, I interpret it as my version of being a person who is influenced by the lessons and greatness of the past, while evolving and creating something new and true in the present, all leading me to grow in the future.
I create with the freedom of staying true to myself, what is meaningful to me, what I want to share with the world, and how I want to contribute and connect with people. I am Classical POP!
This collection of work is my interpretation of POP ART. When this time period was born, it challenged the more traditional processes of creating art and used popular culture and icons as images that were relatable and recognizable to the masses.
The definition of popular culture is "culture based on the tastes of ordinary people rather than an educated elite." In my case, I am changing the typical use of the word and using it as the popular culture within the psychological and physical aspects of the human race and our environments that connect us all.
As I explore the icons of the human experience with each other, with one’s self, and our connection with nature through these four series, ICONS of CONNECTION, ESSENTIAL ENERGIES, NATURE’S FLOW, and PLAYFUL & SWEET, I invite the viewer to engage, connect, and reflect on this new definition of popular culture.
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