The exhibition There Goes My Hero will explore women artists who use the format of comic books and/or the comic book superhero in their artistic practice as a strategy to comment on larger socio-political concerns. Although exhibitions about comics have been extensively surveyed in US institutions, this exhibition proposes to use a feminist lens to look specifically at women artists who are using the idea of comic books and superheroes as a point of departure for discussions around immigration, gender, identity, and culture. Overwhelmingly, comic books are often targeted to young men, although it seems that increasingly they are also becoming popular among young women as well. The artists in this exhibition are subverting the traditional notion of the comic book and the male superhero and are re-imagining it for female audiences. There Goes My Hero will be a group exhibition featuring twelve artists.
28 West 27th St, 3rd Fl New York, NY 10001