Pop Alchemy @ Graphite Elements & Design

POP ALCHEMY presents a one-night-only event entitled “NEON OUROBOROS” on Saturday, November 15,2014, from 7:00pm – 12:00am at Graphite Elements & Design in Oklahoma City’s popular and art-centric Plaza District.

The event will showcase the latest series of paintings by POP ALCHEMY creator/artist Eric Heckert, with POP ALCHEMY posters, t-shirts and more available for purchase. Attendees will enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar featuring beer, wine and signature drinks. After perusing the gallery, guests can relax in the exclusive NEON OUROBOROS lounge. Admission price is $5.00.

Attendees must be at least 18 years of age to enter and 21 to drink. DJ Jack Acid of Pirate Audio Sound System, a pioneer of the “free tekno” movement in the United States, will provide a retro-alternative soundtrack for the event, reminiscent of electro clubs that existed before alternative clothing could be purchased at the mall.

The Saturday event will be preceded by a preview of select works featured in the exhibit at the same location on Friday, November 14, 2014, coinciding with the Plaza District’s second Friday “Live on the Plaza” open gallery walk night, with a limited inventory of POP ALCHEMY prints and merchandise available for purchase.

POP ALCHEMYTM was established by Eric Heckert on December 22, 2012, for the purpose of designing a highly personalized visual language based on esoteric principles as filtered through a pop surrealist lens.

Pop surrealism, or 'lowbrow' art, describes an underground visual art movement that arose in the Los Angeles, California, area in the late 1970s. It is a populist art movement with its cultural roots in underground comics, the punk music scene, and hot-rod cultures of the street. The pop surrealist movement has been popularized largely due to Juxtapoz magazine, which was created in 1994 by a group of artists and collectors including Robert Williams, Fausto Vitello, C.R. Stecyk III, Greg Escalante, and Eric Swenson.

In January of 2014, Heckert was one of 80 artists selected by Juxtapoz co-founder Greg Escalante to participate in the first national juried pop surrealist exhibit at the Baton Rouge Gallery Center for

Contemporary Art.