My Hero: Contemporary Art & Superhero Action
2016-2019 National Tour
My Hero presents a sprawling collection of 50-75 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 idols, and also present critical questions
about their popularity and God-like stature. Some artists in the exhibition
also spin the fantasy further by imagining the hero as a child, as an aging
being, and even as an animal. The variety of interpretations in My Hero is
vast and challenging, dark and humorous, familiar yet new. The exhibition
will be a likely hit with visitors, press and potential sponsors.
The scalable 3,000 square foot exhibition will include a wide array of media, including painting, illustration, photography, sculpture, mixed media and video. Exhibition artists include Mike Alcantara, Katherine Bradford, Robert Xavier Burden, Enrique Chagoya, Sandra Chevrier, Andreas Englund, Jeremy Fisher, Graham Kirk, Benoit Laprey, Simon Monk, Mark Newport, Mel Ramos, Lizabeth Eva Rossof, Steve Seeley, Inez Storer, Mark Todd, Adrian Tranquilli, Jason Yarmosky, and many others. The exhibition also includes an exhibition guide and audio guide.
Image: Mike Alcantara, Superman, collage
BLOW UP: Inflatable Contemporary Art
2015-2017 National Tour
Momoyo Torimitsu, Somehow I Don't Feel Comfortable, 2000, nylon, 15 x
9 x 6.5 feet each.
Photo by Kioku Keizo, Courtesy of Misa Shin Gallery, Tokyo, Japan.
Inflatable structures connote fun and whimsy, and challenge our everyday, feet-on-the-ground perspective. BLOW UP explores the imaginative ways that artists use air as a tool for creating large-scale sculpture and includes imagery that is figurative, conceptual, and abstract. Accessible, yet rich with meaning, these pieces use perception of space and unexpected materials to open a dialogue about pop culture and social norms.
BLOW UP was funded with a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Claire Ashley • Lee Boroson • Lewis DeSoto • Patrick Flibotte • Billie G. Lynn •
Guy Overfelt • Momoyo Torimitsu • Andy Warhol
Vision Gallery, Chandler, AZ
Sept. 1 - Oct. 31, 2015
Huntsville Museum of Art, AL
Dec. 1, 2015 - Jan. 31, 2016
Schneider Museum of Art, OR
Mar. 1, 2016 - May 1, 2016
Benton Museum of Art at UCONN
June 1, 2016 - July 31, 2016
Elmhurst Art Museum, IL
Sept. 1, 2016 – Jan. 29, 2017
Muskegon Museum of Art, MI
Mar. 1, 2017 - Apr. 30, 2017
Loveland Museum, CO
June 1, 2017 – Aug. 20, 2017
Broadway Revealed: Behind the Theater Curtain
2014-2016 National Tour
Stephen Joseph, American Idiot Tech Crew, photograph.
Shelby Cullom Davis Museum at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts in Lincoln Center, New York, NY
Nov. 7 – Jan. 31, 2015
Scottsdale Civic Center Library, Scottsdale, AZ
Mar. 1 – May 31, 2015
Daura Gallery at Lynchburg College, Lynchburg, VA
July 1 – Oct. 31, 2015
Mills Building, San Francisco, CA
Dec. 1 – Feb. 29, 2016
Full Deck: A Short History of Skate Art
2010-2012 National Tour
Full Deck: A Short History of Skate Art presents an anthology of skate art from the 1960’s to the present. The skate artist’s aesthetic—raw, passionate, and personal—is energized by a devotion to the act of skating and a DIY embrace of skate culture.
Jason Adams • Eric Bird • Neil Blender • Scott Bourne • Todd Bratrud • Sean Cliver • Lori D. • Ken Davis • Marc D'Estout • Skip Engblom • Rory Erickson • Fos • Todd Francis • Mike Giant • Mark Gonzales • Mahtab Habibian • Evan Hecox • Wes Humpston • Andy Jenkins • Ian Johnson • Marc Johnson • V. Courtlandt Johnson • Nate Jones • Bryce Kanights • Obi Kaufmann • Mike Kershnar • John Kester • Billy Kroft • Tom Ledin • Gwen Manfrin • Kevin Marburg • matt136 • Mike S. Miller • Mofo • Johnny Mojo • Lance Mountain • Jim Phillips • Jimbo Phillips • Pushead • Ed Riggins • Jenny Schmid • Kirk Shelton • Stix and Jones • Todd Swank • Chase Tafoya • Ed Templeton • Winston Tseng • Karma Tsocheff • Jake Watling • Derek Weisberg • Robert Williams • Tobin Yelland
The Gallery at Penn College, Pennsylvania College of Technology Williamsport, PA
July 22 - September 22, 2010
Vision Gallery, Chandler Center for the Arts, Chandler, AZ
January 21 - March 26, 2011
Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, IL
April 22 - September 2, 2011
South Bend Museum of Art, South Bend, IN
October 1, 2011 - January 8, 2012
Robert and Frances Fullerton Art Museum, San Bernadino, CA
February 6 - April 27, 2012
Springfield Museum of Art, Springfield, OH
May 28 - September 17, 2012
William D. Cannon Gallery, Carlsbad, CA
October 1 - December, 2012
Dates subject to change. Please check with individual venues for specific exhibition dates.