POP [won’t eat itself]

Darren Carlin

Philip Evans

Paul Hallahan

Tony O’Keeffe

Neil Sheehan

SOMA Contemporary  presents “POP [won’t eat itself]”, an exhibition that spotlights one of the most influential cultural movements of a generation; contemporary art and skate culture.

January 21 – February 6 2010

“POP [won’t eat itself]” is a first of it’s kind in Waterford, celebrating the extraordinary creative production and cultural influence of popular culture. Opening reception will be held on Thursday, January 21st at 7:30 pm.

Largely Rooted in the do-it-yourself subculture of skateboarding, a new generation of artist, one who identifies with the iconoclastic lifestyle and counter-culture stance of these creative forces has emerged. The unifying trait of these five exhibiting artists is the study of cultural trends that inform their work. At the core of the “POP [won’t eat itself]” exhibition are works in various media – including painting, film and photography – by artists which include; Darren Carlin, Philip Evans, Paul Hallahan, Tony O’Keeffe and Neil Sheehan. “POP [won’t eat itself]” reveals the spirit and vitality of a sub culture and it’s expanding influence.



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