Like people and artists living all over the world, artists represented in the Mendel Art Gallery  collectionTo collect is to accumulate objects. A collection is an accumulation of objects. A collector is a person who makes a collection. (Artlex.com)  are increasingly influenced by  popular cultureLow (as opposed to high) culture, parts of which are known as kitsch and camp. With the increasing economic power of the middle- and lower-income populace since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution in the nineteenth century, artists created various new diversions to answer the needs of these groups. These have included pulp novels and comic books, film, television, advertising, "collectibles," and tract housing. These have taken the place among the bourgeois once taken among the aristocracy by literature, opera, theater, academic painting, sculpture, and architecture. But modernist artists rarely cultivated the popular success of these new cultural forms. Modernist works were little appreciated outside of a small elite. Life magazine's 1950s articles on the abstract expressionist Jackson Pollock (American, 1912-1956), and the silkscreened paintings by Andy Warhol (American, 1928?-1987) of soup cans and celebrities signaled unprecedented fusions between high and low art and the transition to the postmodern age. (Artlex.com)  or “pop.” This is also sometimes called “mass culture,” because of the number of people this  formIn its widest sense, total structure; a synthesis of all the visible aspects of that structure and of the manner in which they are united to create its distinctive character. The form of a work is what enables us to perceive it. Form also refers to an element of art that is three-dimensional (height, width, and depth) and encloses volume. For example, a triangle, which is two-dimensional, is a shape, but a pyramid, which is three-dimensional, is a form. Cubes, spheres, ovoids, pyramids, cone, and cylinders are examples of various forms. Also, all of the elements of a work of art independent of their meaning. Formal elements are primary features which are not a matter of semantic significance — including colour, dimensions, line, mass, medium, scale, shape, space, texture, value; and the principles of design under which they are placed — including balance, contrast, dominance, harmony, movement, proportion, proximity, rhythm, similarity, unity, and variety. (Artlex.com)  of culture reaches. Television, radio, cinema, and advertising seem to be just about everywhere in the modern world. Furthermore, thanks to the Internet and the spread of increasingly large multi-national corporations, the culture a person consumes in Saskatchewan contains similar or identical elements to the culture someone would consume in, say, New Zealand, Korea, or France.

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Robert Duncan Christie
Carnival Fragment
Chris Cran
Green Boy
Gerald Ferguson
Length 4
Larry Fink
Grubman Wedding, NYC #9-11
Stephanie Seymour, D'Orazio Wedding #13-35
Ted Godwin
The Belanger Suite
Grant Kernan
William Laing
Monday Afternoon
Wayne Phillips
Figures and Calligraphy
Trial and Error
John Will
Hillbilly Hell
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