Pop Culture Assault: The Work of Greg Gossel

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Minneapolis-based artist Greg Gossel continues the tradition of mixed-media pop art with his latest exhibit, Sleepwalking. Gossel uses icons ranging from Warhol muse Edie Sedgwick to this summer’s Hollywood-blockbusting Iron Man as centerpieces for his colorful collages.

The show, which includes over 30 new pieces printed on wood and canvas, is being held at White Walls Gallery in San Francisco through July 3, 2010. “Adding to the visual bombardment is a reference to advertising through appropriated tabloid headlines, celebrity gossip magazines, and 80s movie posters,” explains the gallery. “Sleepwalking through this myriad of cultural fragments, Gossel questions how our visual culture has affected society thus far and how it will play out in the future.” Click past the jump to view more of Gossel’s work, plus a video of the artist describing his process.

Greg Gossel, Smile (Yellow). Mixed Media on Wood Panel. 30×40″. $3,100

Greg Gossel, Tony Stark. Mixed Media on Stretched Canvas. 9×12′.

Greg Gossel, They Beat The Odds 2. Mixed Media on Wood Panel. 18×24”. $1,400

Greg Gossel, Lucky Numbers 2. Mixed Media on Wood Panel. 18×24”. $1,400

Greg Gossel, I’ve Had It! Mixed Media on Stretched Canvas. 76×64”. $8,400

Greg Gossel, Grandchildren 2. Mixed Media on Wood Panel 18×24”. $1,400

Greg Gossel, Taxi 3. Mixed Media on Wood Panel. 18×24”. $1,400

Greg Gossel, Cowboys (Green). Mixed Media on Stretched Canvas. 36×42″. $3,800