In October, DAAS Co-Op Art Gallery & Gifts features the work of a number of southwest Florida artists, invited and challenged to create pieces inspired by the iconic pop artist Andy Warhol.
The exhibition features works in multiple mediums, following the prospectus on the gallery’s website. The opening reception is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 2 from 6 to 9:30 p.m. in conjunction with the monthly Fort Myers Art Walk. The exhibit will be on display through Oct. 31.
Andy Warhol was an American artist, film director, and producer who was a leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art. One of this most known creations is the “Campbell’s Soup I” from 1968. He died in Manhattan on Feb. 22, 1987, at age 58.
For co-owner and member artist Xavier Brignoni, Warhol is an idol and an incredible source of inspiration. “From the moment I first saw an original (Warhol) piece in person, I was mesmerized and injected with all these thoughts and emotions,” says Brignoni, who is also participating in the invitational exhibition. “His pieces are unapologetically bold – sometimes simplistic in theme, but strong in presence.” – adds the conceptual/pop artist, whose body of work is highly influenced by color, design and beauty.
DAAS invites all Southwest Florida art collectors, supporters and enthusiasts to join us for the opening reception. As always, the gallery will be filled with the most beautiful inventory of art, fine crafts, apparel, sculptures, pottery and jewelry, all produced here by the member artists.
DAAS Co-Op Art Gallery & Gifts is located at 1815 Fowler St., Unit 3, in Fort Myers. Temporary business hours are Thursday to Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. More information about the gallery and how to become a member can is available at www.daascoop.com or by calling 239-590-8645.