Armand Bartos Fine Art is pleased to announce a series of inaugural exhibitions under the title SIGN/AGE. These shows assemble works by artists from the Post War period to the present, which mine ideas and images from the rich arenas of advertising and consumerism. In an effort to create something truly American, Pop Artists reintroduced content to their pictures embracing the culture that surrounded them and created exuberance for new industry and the products it produced. Filled with endless references to billboards, road signs, shop windows and corporate logos, SIGN/AGE explores this legacy in a series of three shows.
The first installment Signs Signs Everywhere a Sign, focuses on art that deals with signs in a direct fashion, whether they document the myriad advertisements that increasingly permeate our surroundings, appropriate actual signage into their work, or that mimic the language of signs. Artists include: Berenice Abbott, Robert Cottingham, Adam Cvijanovic, Allan D'Arcangelo, Tim Davis, Walker Evans, Robert Indiana, David Kramer, Jack Pierson, Mel Ramos, Robert Rauschenberg, Mimmo Rotella, Ed Ruscha, Pietro Sanguineti, Aaron Siskind, Jordan Tinker, and Jacques Villeglé.
To follow in the SIGN/AGE series are the exhibitions Lost in the Supermarket, November 21 - December 19, 2008, and Fight the Power, January 16 - February 13, 2009.