Visual Arts

Nov. 19, 2005 – Jan. 15, 2006
Holiday Reception, Thursday, Dec. 8, 6 – 9 pm

This exhibition was born of a marriage between post-Pop aesthetics and the cartoon and advertising styles of the 1940s and 1950s. ‘Toon-age artists embrace radical new processes and innovations, while working within what appears to be a traditional idiom. Though it may look beguilingly innocent, ‘Toon-age art is formally and psychologically loaded, both with compositional niceties and fictitious possibilities.

The exhibition includes more than 30 artists from seven countries and three generations. All of these artists clearly admire ads, comics, and packaging graphics. They have transformed commercial art into the finest of fine art. Also included are a number of historically relevant comics. Featured in this exhibition are: Carroll Dunham, Jeff Koons, Takashi Murakami, Yoshitomo Nara, Julian Opie, Sue Williams and cartoon artists R. Crumb, Art Spiegelman, and Chris Ware.

Movie Screening: Thursday, Jan. 12 from 7 – 10 pm

Funding Acknowledgements

Funding Logos: State of Florida, Broward County, City of Hollywood

Gallery exhibitions and artist talks are funded in part by Michael and Lou Anne Colodny, and Marianne Ferro. The Art and Culture Center of Hollywood is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization supported in part by its members, admissions, private entities, the City of Hollywood, the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council; the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture; and the Kresge Foundation. We welcome donations from all members of the community who wish to support our work.