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Santa Ana College Show Displays “Robert Dowd: Pop Art Money”

February 15, 2011

WHAT
Robert Dowd (1936–1996) was an American artist, who is most known for his Pop Art images of everyday items, including postage stamps and currency. By 1961, he was living in Los Angeles and starting to get attention for his groundbreaking paintings of ordinary objects. In 1962, he was recognized as a pioneer of Pop Art and included in the Pasadena Art Museum “New Painting of Common Objects” exhibit along with Andy Warhol, Jim Dine, Wayne Thiebaud, and Roy Lichtenstein.

In a rare solo show, Santa Ana College (SAC) will exhibit 48 Dowd works—many of them featuring Dowd’s altered images of U.S. currency. The realistic paintings depict money blown up to gigantic proportions often measuring 3’ X 5’.

WHERE
Santa Ana College
Main Gallery
1530 W. 17th St., Santa Ana, California 92706
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WHEN
Opening Reception
Wednesday, February 23
7:30-9:00 p.m.

Exhibit Dates
February 24 - April 1, 2011
Monday - Thursday, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday evenings, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

WHO
These selected pieces will be on loan from Joan and Jack Quinn’s private collection.

WHY
“The exhibit is educational for our students. It’s important that they see how one artist can take a single object and interpret it in different ways and how style evolves over time,” said Phillip Marquez, interim director, SAC Gallery.

HOW
For more information, contact (714) 564-5615.

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Media Contact(s):
Judy Iannaccone, RSCCD Director of Communications, (714) 480-7503 or iannaccone_judy@rsccd.edu