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Heroes & Villains at Vertical Gallery

Posted on March 02, 2015 by Patrick Hull

Vertical Gallery is proud to present presents Heroes & Villains, a group show with an international roster of artists sharing their unique interpretation of comic characters. The exhibition is March 7 - 28, 2015, and allows each artist to show several original works on paper, canvas, and found materials. The opening reception is Saturday, March 7, 6-10pm

The show will feature new work from: Chris Cunningham (Dublin, IE), Cept (London, GB), Steve Seeley (Chicago, US), Parlee (London, GB), Grégoire "Léon" GUILLEMIN (Paris, FR), Adam Lister (New York, US), Greg Gossel (Minneapolis, US), E. LEE (Chicago, US), Brad Novak (Auckland, NZ), and The Thomas Brothers (Bristol, GB).

About the artists: Chris Cunningham’s spray paint and stencil work explores the ideas of contemporary pop culture and mass media as they affect and shape how we operate in our daily lives. Cept is making his Chicago debut with his famous paintings that mix psychedelia with pop art and graffiti. These will be Cept’s final paintings in this style. Parlee is making his USA debut with this group show and will show a new collection of his iconic kids as heroes & villains – all are spray paint, ink and watercolor on paper. Adam Lister makes his Chicago debut with a new collection of his 8-bit inspired watercolor superheroes. The Thomas Brothers make their USA debut creating distinctive mixed-media work exploring themes such as duality, nostalgia, good vs. evil, fairy tales and childhood through comic book imagery.

E. LEE brings his largest work to date with intricate stencil and hand painting on found materials. Grégoire Guillemin will be featuring new work form his wildly popular “Secret Life of Superhero” series. Greg Gossel returns to the gallery with a new series of mixed-media collage works on paper. Steve Seeley has created a new collection of his brilliant re-interpretations of famous comic and cartoon imagery. Brad Novak makes his USA debut with one-of-a-kind, hand-collaged and stencil-spray-painted works involve the layering of popular imagery.

Heroes & Villains Group Show
March 7 – 28, 2015
Opening reception Saturday, March 7, 6-10pm.
Vertical Gallery, 1016 N. Western Avenue, Chicago, IL 60622

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