With references to the seminal work of Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns and Roy Lichtenstein, Holly Manneck’s contemporary take on Pop Art introduces a complex layering of sources and a more personal level of expression. Manneck mines popular culture, combining and recombining elements from our past and present to create a captivating body of work. From historic icons of the silver screen to the more contemporary icons of social media (think of the Twitter bird), Manneck develops new and unexpected visual relationships. Her playful approach injects humor, and with each montage of iconic images, advertisements and objects, a new story emerges. For Manneck, the density and sometimes unexpected nature of the combined images speak to the complexity of everyday life, and the constant layering of stories, experiences, and memories that we experience.
After learning about the work of Holly Manneck, students will have the opportunity to create their own collage and print to explore symbols of popular culture. Students will learn an image transfer technique to create repetition.