Superheroes Then and Now 6/9/12

Superheroes Then & Now
June 9, 2012, 7:00 – 10:00pm
The Hangar
2235 NW 2nd Ave
Wynwood, Miami Arts District 33127
www.hangargallery.com

The HANGAR // Arts Initiative
We are pleased to announce our latest exhibition,

“SUPERHEROES
Then & Now”
Open Reception
June 9th 7-10pm

“A SUPERHEROE is a type of stock character, dedicated to protecting the public, Since the debut of the prototypical superheroes Superman in 1938, stories of superheroes-ranging from brief episodic adventures to continuing years-long sagas- having dominated comic books and crossed over into other media. The word itself dates to at least 1916.

Superheroes remain a staple of most illustrated seriel diction in Western culture, frequestly drawing both acclaim and controversy for their perceived influence on social and political issues addressed in their story-lines. In the twentieth century, superheroes and comic books were occasionally attacked as proponents of subversive political and social ideologies; on the occasions, they served to support and idealize the dominant values of national culture. They have historicall, also been used for commentary on political, social, sexual, and philosophical controversies.”

Group Show:
Sahsa Akimov, Maria Aguilar, Kelly Barter, Pablo Bermuda, Ken Bessemer, Xibie Corea, Rich Espositom Melissa Goldman, Marissa Gould, Don & Wendy Hall, Jorge Heilpern, Charles Leano, John Leano, Griselda Lechini, Teri Levine, ChristineLlorente, Sandy Maranesi, Manuel Mazzanti, Grace McGann, Carolina Mishaan, Luis Arturo Mora, Kareem Piper, Krystle Pizzuti, Juan G. Restrepo, Ally Willgetyou

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