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My favorite piece from the "G-40 Summit," a big art show currently open in Arlington.
This exhibit consists of works by "New Brow" or "Low Brow" artists, a genre I'd never heard of before. It's lots of fun, but the art critics absolutely hate it. The Washington Post's Philip Kennicott called this exhibition "mediocre," "misogynist," and "heteronormative."
Interestingly, at least half of the "misogynist" artists were female. I'm not exactly sure what "heteronormative" means, but I think it means the show had too many works showing pretty women for Mr. Kennicott's tastes.
Lowbrow, or lowbrow art, describes an underground visual art movement that arose in the Los Angeles, California, area in the late 1970s. Lowbrow is a widespread populist art movement with origins in the underground comix world, punk music, hot-rod street culture, and other subcultures. It is also often known by the name pop surrealism. Lowbrow art often has a sense of humor - sometimes the humor is gleeful, sometimes impish, and sometimes it's a sarcastic comment.
Most lowbrow artworks are paintings, but there are also toys, digital art, and sculpture.
Some of the first artists to create what came to be known as lowbrow art were underground cartoonists like Robert Williams and Gary Panter. Early shows were in alternative galleries in New York and Los Angeles .... The movement steadily grew from its beginning, with hundreds of artists adopting this style.... The lowbrow magazine Juxtapoz by Robert Williams, first published in 1994, has been a mainstay of writing on lowbrow art and has helped direct and grow the movement.
Writers have noted that there are now distinctions to be drawn between how lowbrow manifests itself in different regions and places. Some see a distinct U.S. "west coast" lowbrow style, which is more heavily influenced by underground comix and hot rod car-culture than elsewhere. As the lowbrow style has spread around the world, it has been intermingled with the tendencies in the visual arts of those places in which it has established itself. ...
Origin of the term "lowbrow"
In an article in the February 2006 issue of his magazine Juxtapoz, Robert Williams took credit for originating the term "lowbrow art." He stated that in 1979 Gilbert Shelton of the publisher Rip-Off Press decided to produce a book featuring Willams' paintings. Williams said he decided to give the book the self-deprecating title, "The Lowbrow Art of Robt. Williams," since no authorized art institution would recognize his type of art. "Lowbrow" was thus used by Williams in opposition to "highbrow." He said the name then stuck, even though he feels it is inappropriate. Williams refers to the movement as "cartoon-tainted abstract surrealism."
Lowbrow or pop surrealism
Lowbrow is also commonly referred to as pop surrealism. Kirsten Anderson, who edited the book Pop Surrealism, considers lowbrow and pop surrealism to be related but distinct movements. However, Matt Dukes Jordan, author of Weirdo Deluxe, views the terms as interchangeable.
Lowbrow vs. fine art
Museums, art critics, mainstream galleries, etc., have been uncertain as to the status of lowbrow in relation to the fine art world, and to date it has been largely excluded - although this has not stopped some collectors from buying the works. Some art critics doubt that lowbrow is a "legitimate" art movement, and there is thus very little scholarly critical writing about it. The standard argument of critics is that critical writing arises naturally from within an art movement first, and then a wider circle of critics draws upon this writing to inform their own criticism. This apparent absence of internal critical writing may be because many lowbrow artists began their careers in fields not normally considered fine art, such as illustration, tattooing and comic books.
Many lowbrow artists are self-taught, which further alienates them from the world of museum curators and art schools. Many in the art world have deeper difficulties with lowbrow's figurative focus, its cultivation of narrative, and its strong valuing of technical skill. All these aspects of art were deeply disparaged in the art schools and by curators and critics throughout the 1980s and 90s.
However, a number of artists who started their careers by showing in lowbrow galleries have gone on to show their work primarily in mainstream fine art galleries. Joe Coleman, Mark Ryden (from his 2007 'Tree Show' exhibition), Robert Williams, Manuel Ocampo, Georganne Deen, and the Clayton Brothers are examples.
Some origins of lowbrow's approach can be traced to art movements of the early 20th century, specifically the works of the Dadaists and the leading proponents of the American Regionalism movement (artists like Marcel Duchamp and Thomas H
View of the Pop Century Resort over the lake
Disney's Pop Century Resort is a 2,880-room hotel featuring giant icons that salute many of the 20th-century popular culture crazes—including toys, gadgets, music, movies, fads and catch phrases.
Rates at this Disney Value Resort start at $82 per night, plus tax in a standard room most nights during Value Season. (Additional per adult charges apply for more than 2 adults per room. Minimum length of stay requirements may apply.)
Disney's Pop Century Resort is located near:
Epcot theme park
Disney's Hollywood Studios theme park
Disney's BoardWalk Area
Disney's Wide World of Sports Complex
The Guest rooms at Disney's Pop Century Resort are located in 10 brightly colored and whimsically decorated 4-story buildings—trimmed with huge letters representing iconic saying from the decade they represent. Different sections of the hotel represent the 1950s, '60s, '70s, '80s and '90s.
The central building of Disney's Pop Century Resort is named Classic Hall, and the facility includes the Main Lobby check-in desk, the Fast Forward arcade and the Everything Pop shop and food court.
Disney's Pop Century Resort has 3 swimming pools—the main flower-shaped Hippy Dippy Pool, the smaller bowling pin-shaped Bowling Pool and the monitor-shaped Computer Pool.
Each building was a different era, we stayed in the 70's one i think. The building on the left has giant bowling pins and the one on the right are giant yo-yo's.
Pop Century Resort in Orlando Florida 3-18-09
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