Saturday, 12 September 2015

Pop at the Lightbox


Lovely to see you! Thanks for all the messages, they are such a great for me.

I mentioned yesterday that I had been to Woking, initially to pay a visit to the Art Gallery there - The Lightbox - where there is currently an exhibition of Warhol and the World of Pop.

The Lightbox building itself opened in 2007 and was designed by Marks Barfield Architects who also designed the London Eye.  I love the building, it has so many interesting features.

This is one of the entrances.

It looks much bigger from the side.

Elizabeth Frink's sculptures are by the window which has stripes incorporated in it.  When the sun shines the colour of the stripes changes and creates colourful shadows around.

The floor stripes are as a result of the sun shining in.

There's an excellent cafe, look there I am reflected in the jazzy counter.

The main exhibitions are on the first floor although there is a smaller gallery on the second floor. The shop and cafe are downstairs.

There are those stripes again!
Warhol and the World of Pop showed work by Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein among others and explores how they were inspired by advertising, comics, films and packaging.

These oversized envelopes were enlarged from letters Peter Gee received from his friends when he moved house.  He used them as change of address notifications to other people.

Warhol's Marilyn Monroe pictures

Fabric and design

Warhol fabric design

Roy Lichtenstein

Icelandic artist Erro uses Tintin images
In the shop, apologies for the fuzziness.

There we are, a quick whoosh round the Lightbox.  As I was leaving I noticed that they were advertising some stand up comedy nights - Jokes in the Box.  I rather liked the play on words.

Bye for now.


  1. Many interesting things to see! I find the work of Elizabeth Frink rather disturbing for some reason. I do like the Lichtenstein though! xx

    1. It's quite realistic in a spooky sort of way! x