Posted by: – Aug 26, 2009
The Lucent Phoenix Resource Center Presents:
POPaganda: The Art and Crimes of Ron English
Tuesday, September 8th
Film showing and potluck
POPaganda: The Art & Crimes of Ron English is a film about the culture-jamming and billboard-liberation antics of Ron English. The modern day Robin Hood of Madison Avenue, Ron paints, perverts, infiltrates, reinvents and satirizes modern culture on canvas, in songs, and directly on hundreds of pirated billboards. Shot entirely guerilla-style, the film chronicles the evolution of an artist who offers an alternative universe where nothing is sacred, everything is subverted and there's always room for a little good-natured fun.
"A colorful and riveting look at a subversive and his art"
--LOGAN HILL AND BILGE EBIRI, New York Magazine
"Mr. English is an engaging personality, and watching him and his crew hijack the billboards, can be an exhilarating experience for anyone who's ever wanted to stick it to The Man."
--Stephen Becker, The Dallas Morning News
"If you?ve always thought of art as a stuffy subject, POPaganda will rock your world."
--Steve Warren, The Dallas Voice
"The self styled outlaw artist is like Michael Moore, Andy Warhol and R. Crumb wrapped into one. As such, he?s an unlikely hero in the war against corporate superpowers."
--Dan Tranberg, The Plain Dealer
"Ron's art is an antidote to the poison in our culture"
--Lilly Hatch, NY Arts Magazine