For over four decades, Floyd D. Tunson (born 1947) has created powerful works that address compelling and relevant social and political themes, but which also look to aspects of pure beauty, popular culture, art history, and philosophy. Throughout the artist’s long career, he has achieved a rich and diverse body of work via media such as painting, sculpture, photography, and printmaking – often combining the language of these various media in single works.
This exhibition is the first major survey of Tunson’s work to-date and is comprised of 40 specially-selected works from Son of Pop‘s premier at the Fine Arts Center in the autumn of 2012. This exhibition remains expansive in its scope of Tunson’s career and in the depth and dynamic range of his work. As the artist often works in cycles of idea and image, the show reflects various bodies of work through which Tunson has addressed concepts such as cultural identity, American social history, pop culture, art history, and even the beauty of pure abstraction.
Floyd D. Tunson: Son of Pop is organized by the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center. The national tour of the exhibition is made possible by the Western States Arts Federation and the National Endowment for the Arts.