Two art exhibits currently on display in the Schmucker Art Gallery were mentioned in The Sentinel on Thursday, September 11. Both the "Andy Warhol: Polaroids & Portraits," and "Melissa Ichiuji: In the Flesh" exhibits were hailed as reflections of their times and an artisitic commentary on pop culture.
From the Sentinel:
Art often holds a mirror up to contemporary society. It reflects the state of popular culture and climate of the times.
Gettysburg College’s Schmucker Art Gallery is hosting two exhibits whose art reflects the times in which they were created.
In “Andy Warhol: Polaroids & Portraits,” the ’70s and ’80s emphasis upon wealth and “15 minutes of fame” are front and center, while the culture of today is the focus of “Melissa Ichiuji: In the Flesh,” which examines the merger of politics and “infotainment” to create a new breed of celebrity. She also addresses the issues of gender roles, body image and sexual mores affecting the women of today.