They focus on the type of art that I really like best. TheÂ Pop Gallery was established in January 2007. Representing POP Art in numerous media with an esteemed focus on POP Modernism, Illustration Art, Animation, Photography & Sculpture.Â Nestled across from the historic Coyote CafÃ© on Water Street the gallery hosts an environment unique to the city with vibrant color and a European salon atmosphere thus embracing locals and tourists alike.
Owners & curators Michael McDowell & Sharla Throckmorton-McDowell bring over 20 years of diverse high end fine art experience to the gallery which serves private and corporate collections throughout the world, and are a real treat to Â interact with when making an art purchase.
I’ve been following different shows and represented artists (through the Pop Gallery email newsletter and Facebook fan page) like CJ Metzger & Miss Mindy (known as the Artist Sisters), Brandon Maldonado (whose art I will post in future blog post), and more. When I walked through the doors – I had a religious experience. Sharla, the owner Â (she owns it with her husband), greeted us at the door and made us welcome right away. To make a long story short, I fell in love with a CJ Metzger painting called,Â Dead Love-Muertos in the Forest, 2009,Â MIXED MEDIAÂ original on board. It has all the elements I love such as big eyed girls, animals, yummy colours, religious iconography (DÃa de los Muertos, Day of the Dead – mask), and nice boobs.
I highly recommend you sign up to receive their newsletter at the Pop Gallery website to receive notices about events and new pieces for sale.