United’s partnership with St. Mary’s University (SMU) is planning expansion to provide greater benefit to students and United’s residents.
Recently, art history lecturer Thérèse Boyle spoke to residents at both Garrison Green and Fish Creek about pop art, its origins in England and its influence on American art forms in the 1950s and 60s. “Pop was an art form that rejected what it saw was the ‘angst’ (the poetic inner world of the artist) of the post-war era, for the all-pervasiveness of pop culture,” explained Dr. Boyle. “It was an art that took everyday objects, consumer packaging and celebrities and elevated them to the level of fine art.”
Residents were impressed with the presentation. “I learned an awful lot about contemporary art,” said resident Ralph Brinkhurst. Hugh Balkwill said, “My image of pop art was just Andy Warhol but the presentation covered the evolution of it. It was very interesting.”
Photos by United Active Living, Pixabay. Videos by Sherana Productions.
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To learn more about life at United’s Fish Creek community, watch this short video.
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