For this exhibition Las Laguna Art Gallery is asking artists to explore the notion of cultural and pop icons. A cultural icon is an object made by a human being that is identified by members of a culture as representative of that culture or a physical thing such as the national tree, flower or pastime.
For example, America is often represented in art by an apple pie, a flag, baseball, the Statue of Liberty or an Eagle. For England cultural icons may be a red telephone booth or double-decker bus. For France, cultural icons may be the Eiffel Tower or a Gallic rooster. For Japan, cultural icons may be the Maneki-neko (beckoning cat), the Cherry blossom tree, or Koi fish.
Each country and major cities across the globe can be identified by their icons. Think of New York and the Big Apple; San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge or Trolley Car.
Pop icons can be movie stars, recording stars, athletes, or people throughout history that did something notable and are remembered long after their passing. Examples of pop icons include Elvis Presley, Gandhi, Mozart, Einstein, Michael Jackson, Walt Disney, David Bowie, Prince, John Wayne, Bruce Lee, Elton John, Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan, Bruce Springsteen and many others. Sometimes these pop icons can be identified by a single symbol like Prince and his use of an identifiable mark or Elton John and his iconic glasses or the Rolling Stones and the graphic lips. This exhibition invites artists to explore the premise of cultural or pop icons.
Acceptable mediums include: Acrylic, Airbrush, Charcoal, Collage, Color Pencil, Computer Art, Digital Art, Digital Photography, Drawings, Encaustic, Fiber Arts, Glass Art, Graphite, Illustration, Mixed Media, New Media, Oil, Pastel, Pen and Ink, Photo Assemblage, Printmaking, Sculpture, Traditional Photography, Video, or Watercolor.
Note: All artists who submit to this show will be accepted and have at least one of their submitted works posted and promoted on our website.