Common (Under)ground

What makes art important? Explore the unconventional and unique styles of pop surrealism in this lively exhibition. Lowbrow or Pop Surrealist art stems from the “retro” style of comics, graffiti, and even punk music. Accessibility is the key to this art movement, which originally emerged in the mid-20th century. It commonly has a very cheerful or sarcastic tone as it juxtaposes varying relevant symbols. Initially not thought to be intellectual enough for art galleries, pop-surreal works operated outside of the art world. Today, they are becoming more and more relevant as images are widely distributed. In this show, we present Ohio artists that delve into a mix of cultural symbols and inspire us to look at things a little differently.


Gallery Opening: April 21, 2022, 5-7 PM
On Display April 21 through July 2, 2022, daily during open hours, Tues-Sat, 9 AM – 4 PM



Laine Bachman
Olivia Chapman
Justin Cline
Kaylyn Etienne
Michael Gilbert
Christine Griffin
Carlo LoRaso
Kiki LoRaso
Peter LoRaso
Jon McClanahan
Olivia O’Ryan
Evangelia Philippidis
Arabella Proffer
Megan Rader
Stephanie Rond
Alexis Rush
Vicki Moon Spiegel
Sophia Tidwell