Photo Pop Philly

Updated: Jan 25



Photo Pop is the first pop up exhibit of its kind in Philadelphia. The installations are inspired by the history of Philadelphia and the American spirit, the inaugural theme includes five red, white and blue themed interactive art rooms that are displayed by talented local artists. Photo Pop Philly is curated by Philly PR Girl and presenting sponsor Visit Philly. Interactive short-term art installations have become a trend and quickly taken over major markets, and it’s about time that Philly had one too. Cities that have experienced this include Los Angelos, New York, Miami, and San Francisco. The photo pop exhibits have gone viral and attracted people from all over the world. The photo pop experience includes influential murals, interactive that makes it fun with lots of photo opportunities!. The installation took place starting memorial day weekend through July 8th. Check out all my favorite artist’s displays that were featured in the photo pop exhibit!


MEET THE ARTISTS


AMBERELLA 

Artist Amber Lynn is a Philadelphia based mixed media and street artist. Her work is influenced by popular culture, body image, social justices, or women drama. I love that she draws her inspiration from past and present personal life experiences. Her work seeks to touch on the viewer’s emotions and evoke feeling upon their first glance of her art. Check out her Instagram at @amberella and website at http://www.amberellaxo.com

AYE!CRTV 

Sean Aye is a visual artist and muralist in Philly and Brooklyn. His art at Photo pop Philly was another one of my faves I thought it was so creative to incorporate the sports in the city. He created an eagles mural! GO BIRDS! Check out his art at @aye!crtv

BRIANS HARLEY DAVIDSON

This was a really cool part of the exhibition because they had a real Harley Davidson motorcycle that was on display to take photos with. It was donated by Brian’s Harley Davidson. You can check his business out on Instagram @brianshd.


CHRISTINE MOORE 

Christine Moore owns Orchid Design and Decor. She is a paper florist that specializes in event & interior designs, window displays, Installations & paper art workshops. She is known as the “The Philly Paper Artist”.  Her art display was all made out of paper. The theme was stars and I love love the gold and white colors that she chose for this. Check out her art on Instagram @orchiddesignanddecor


HOFFMAN DESIGN GROUP 

Hoffman Design Group is a Philly-based horticultural design firm specializing in urban interior & exterior plants, floral design & holiday décor. I really loved the floral entrance that included the Photo Pop sign. The floral designs are becoming a trend at events. I saw it at fashion week for a photo booth and it really stood out to me because It looks great in photos! Check out their art @hoffmandesigngroup and their website at http://www.hoffmandesigngroup.com


MARTHA RICH 

Martha Rich is a Philadelphia artist and illustrator that is also based in LA. She also works in both the commercial and fine art fields. Her expertise is Drawing and painting using words. Her commercial work has been used in music videos, advertising, magazines, book covers Martha Rich has also displayed her art in galleries across the country and internationally. Check out her Instagram @martharich63 and her website at http://cargocollective.com/martharich


NERO

Nero is a Philadelphia based street artist specializing in hand-cut stencil art. His art display includes a message “You Belong Here” with red, white and blue flowers. He sells products depicting his art on his website http://www.nerooner.com/products and Instagram @nero_one.


ALLOYIUS MCILWAINE

Philadelphia native Alloyius Mcilwaine is an International Painter, Photographer, Designer & CEO/Founder of Cultures Clothing Co, He is a self-taught artist that has been creating art since he was a child. Alloyius’ latest art series focuses on beautiful women and incorporates aspects of graffiti, street art, comic book art, traditional art, and abstract art into the paintings. What stood out to me about him is he has his own clothing line and uses his artistic ability in so many ways which is really cool. Check out his art and photography at http://www.alloyiusmcilwaineart.com. Check out his clothing company at www.culturesclothing.com


GET UP ART

This artist is a DJ, Muralist, Designer. Although, he does not wish to give his name but instead uses his brand name. Get Up mission is to influence people to follow their dreams and do what it is to make them happy, create, and make a positive impact in the world. I love that Get Up Art is also a fashion brand and creates shirts that are hand-printed on quality unique garments. Check out their Instagram @Getupart and their website at http://www.getupbrand.com.


THESE PINK LIPS

Iris Barbee Bonner is a feminist fashion designer behind These Pink Lips that seeks to empower woman. Her art display and fashion brand is my favorite, she really killed it! I love her fashion designs! These Pink Lips designs have sparked controversy and conversation. celebrities such as Amber Rose and Missy Elliot seeking out her art apparel. The brand’s notoriety soared when sought after stylist Patricia Fields of the Iconic style series Sex In The City began to carry These Pink Lips in both her online store and in her Noho boutique. Iris Barbee Bonner is uplifting and inspiring for women to be sexy, strong, beautiful, and comfortable with her femininity and power! Check out her Instagram @thesepinklips and website at www.thesepinklips.com.


The installation was very impressive to me! The photo pop team was so creative with the different themes. It looked like a lot of hard work and dedication went into the production of Photo Pop Philly! It was honestly sooo fun and a cool experience to see all the dope art and learn about new local artists that are all truly so inspiring. It’s something fun to do with a group of friends, or family! Below is art from other local artists that were involved in the project. Go check out Photo Pop Philly located at 1315 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA to see all the art for yourself! It’s now open until Septemeber 3rd!


What was your favorite display?


xx, A

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