Sometimes a smile holds many meanings. For instance, it can express complete bliss or a will to bend the mind over matter. In the picture above, taken at the opening of A New Pop Art Era Exhibition held at Phillips Lounge, my aim was to smile a pain away. During that evening I was secretly doubling over very painful lower abdominal aches that had me wanting to crawl under the covers. But I Stayed Calm and Carried On as I've been planning this exhibition for quite a while.
So how did a Montreal gal have the opportunity to showcase the works of an Italian contemporary artist? It's very serendipitous really. About a year ago, I came across a post where blogger The Chicmuse featured pop art created in her homage. Quite artistic, but what I loved the most was discovering this character named Marco Santaniello. Always wanting to share my passions from fashion to the design world, I then featured Marco's work on my site. Marco discovered Montreal In Fashion and the rest is... Well, who says that online friendships are frivolous!
Prior to the launch, I met up with Marco and took him to a place that I thought he would love: Candy Bar on Mont-Royal.
Looking like a poster child for Jeremy Scott for Adidas, doesn't his JS Panda Bear sneakers and JS French Fries jacket blend right into the grown-ups funhouse!
Check out some of the pics of the evening!
[Visit the MiF Facebook Album for all the pictures of the evening.]
A New Pop Art Era Exhibition is held at Phillips Lounge and runs until November 4,2011.
ARTWORK PRICING INFO
Pop Portraits limited edition, canvas, $1000
The Astronaut, canvas, $1200
Two Vespas , canvas, $1300
Girl in Pink, $1500
Music Stand, $3500