My Hero! Contemporary Art and Superhero Action
February 3 - May 13, 2018
My Hero presents a sprawling collection of international artworks that explore iconic superhero imagery, along with reimagined interpretations of our classic heroes. The artists in the exhibition both pay homage to these universal characters, and also present critical questions about their popularity and revered stature. Some artists in the exhibition also spin the fantasy further by imagining the hero as a child, as an aging adult, even as an animal. The variety of interpretations in My Hero is vast, challenging, and humorous, familiar yet new. Consider for yourself who is a champion in a wide array of media, including painting, illustration, photography, sculpture, mixed media and video.
The exhibition was organized by Carrie Lederer, Curator of Exhibitions, Bedford Gallery, Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek, CA
Exhibition sponsored by
Image at top of page: Jenny Parks, The Catvengers, 2013, digital print
Below: Mark Newport, Self-made, 2004, photograph, Courtesy of Greg Kucera, Seattle, WA and Duane Reed Gallery, St. Louis, MO
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