Art is considered part of a nation’s culture. But is popular culture art as well? A group of young artists have banded together to exhibit their works which depict their views of popular culture – everything from ladies’ handbags to the recent boxing clash between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. We spoke to lead artist Kenisha Goodings, who is making her local debut after first exhibiting at this year’s Women in Art exhibition, about her work and the confluence of art and culture.
“My art it’s not really realism, I think it’s more abstract or something that’s just there. It’s intense, it caches you and your like WOW! What was she trying to say. It makes you think about what it is that I was trying to do. With culture, it’s just one thing specifically. Art isn’t one thing or one medium or one person. It’s coming together and showing all the different mediums and stuff that you can do in art. It’s not just painting or drawing something, It brings all these genres and mediums together and showcase that this is all art, this is all one thing and its just a very broad topic. It’s something that we love to do and we came together and decided to show people what love to do and what we spend our time doing. Show people that you can be passionate, love it and it can be very beneficial to us. “
There were a number of other artists participating. The Culture Uncovered exhibit kicks off at the Factory on Friday night, May 8, at 6:00 p.m. and runs for two weeks