Friday, February 3, 2012

Superheroes in Contemporary Art

The inspiration for the current exhibit at my gallery, Elisa Contemporary Art, began about 2 years ago when I first viewed the artwork of Don Morris.  

Don's brightly colored and undulating canvases caught my attention.  I loved the color and movement of each canvas.

Then, as I started to move closer, I saw figures and words and learned that the interplay of colors and textures were created with comic books!

Upon closer examination...

each canvas comes to life with comic book superheroes who fly, struggle, and climb before us in small fragments and vignettes. 

Words bubble from the comic book text and are clearly visible throughout the pieces, so the viewer can read the stories of our action heroes.  

Don's series, “Our Heroes” was inspired by the Pop Art of the 60’s.  Don recently had a solo exhibit at the Michael Lord Gallery in Palm Springs.  

We are thrilled to have him part of My Hero, on exhibit at Elisa Contemporary Art, 5622 Mosholu Avenue, Riverdale NY through March 31, 2012.