Art Reception Celebrates Local Renderings Of Pop Art

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"Pop Art: Larger Than Life" features art created in the '60s pop art style, which emphasizes distorted or exaggerated images of popular objects or figures.

The show runs from June 16 to 23 and showcases the work of local artists, professionals and students at the Golf Club at Chaparral Pines.

An opening reception will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Golf Club.

Entries consist mainly of photographs, but also include paintings and sculpture, said Inez Kuperberg, the assistant supervisor for youth activities at Chaparral Pines.

The display sprang from a pop art class, led by Inez Beckwith.

Students worked on photomontage techniques pioneered by artist David Hockney, Kuperberg said.

The technique involves taking multiple pictures of an object from slightly different angles and then joining them to create a composite image, Kuperberg said.

"The original image becomes long and out of shape," Kuperberg said.

Students also studied the work of artist Andy Warhol, a leader in the pop art movement.

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