Comics and comic books have had a great influence on the artistic development of many graffiti and street artists and right now there is a cool show going on in Manhattan that explores some of the dopest.
Known for his devious and comical monsters in his own work, New York street artist Royce Bannon explores the monstrous paucity of African American Superheroes in comics in a new interview with a curator in Source Mag.
from the inteview by Royce Bannon;
Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez, curator of the Marvelous Color show, talks about the process of bringing the African-American super hero to the masses in NYC.
When did the idea to exhibit Marvels Black super heroes happen?
Somos Arte had the privilege of producing the first solo art show for Marvel’s Editor in Chief, Joe Quesada (www.santerians.com). After the success of his exhibit, we took some time to develop our next show. We wanted to do a new show that gave us the opportunity to highlight the many amazing renditions of these six African/African-American superheroes that are so culturally impactful to audiences regardless of race. They are multidimensional characters who have been developed and portrayed over 40 years. Marvelous Color allowed us curate an exhibition that displayed how different artists rendered and interpreted these characters over the decades. See more images and read more at THE SOURCE
The show, runs through February 26 at African Diaspora Institute on 58th Street called The Marvelous Color, featuring 27 artists, among whom are The Black Panther, Storm, Luke Cage, The Falcon, Blade and War Machine.
At the Gallery of the
Caribbean Cultural Center
African Diaspora Institute
408 West 58th Street (between 9th and 10th Avenues)
Closing: February 26, 2010
Monday – Friday, 10am – 6pm
CLOSED ON WEEKENDS
Suggested Donation: $5