Pabst Blue Ribbon, better known to locals and hipsters alike as PBR, held an art show last Friday at Redux featuring local artists’ work entirely inspired by the cheap (but classic) beer. The art show will remain on display at Redux until Oct. 21. All pieces are available for purchase, so check out some local art and donate to Redux while you’re there.
“The dichotomy of juxtaposing an idea as simple as PBR with something as highfalutin as contemporary art is brilliant,” remarked local artist and writer Meghan Angelo.
Artists featured in the show came from all walks of life, most of whom are not full time artists. The event provided locals with an opportunity to show off some of their hidden talent. By employing a multitude of different mediums, each artist took a distinct stance on the brand.
The show featured acrylic painting on canvas, screen printing, pencil drawing, and even one piece made entirely out of small chunks of aluminum. International fine art dealer Stetson Newman praised the show for its “unique display of multi-media art that showcases and embraces the beloved subculture of Pabst Blue Ribbon.”
One work that was a guest favorite depicted two oversized PBR cans with arms and legs drinking miniscule humans.
And of course, don’t miss the next PBR-sponsored event tonight, a Pabst pregame at Chio Feo celebrating the Carolina Surf Film Festival’s kickoff.
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