Do you remember this guy from…
CTA’s Red Line at Lawrence,
and W. Lunt and Ravenswood Ave?
Of course you do! It’s Hebru Brantley’s, Chi-boy public art works! As much as Betty and I love to discover these murals along our way, we were super excited to discover new works in a couple of cozy gallery spaces.
Now through February 25th check out, Hebru Brantley, Eat Crap King exhibition at Vertical Gallery.
1016 N. Western Ave
Bros Before Hoes (real friends), spray paint, charcoal and acrylic on canvas, 2017
Influenced by Japanese anime, and identifying with the non-traditional works of street artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, Brantley pairs the familiar image of Basquiat with pop-culture artist Andy Warhol. Brantley’s work references the issues and relationship of art work within the “white cube” as institutionalized and work that rebels against it.
First Major Solo Exhibition, spraypaint, charcoal, acrylic on canvas, 2017
Just Catch Your Breath (study), spraypaint, charcoal, acrylic on canvas, 2017
Samo & Andy #2, #3, hand-painted resin, 2017
Shook Up the World, spraypaint, charcoal, acrylic on canvas, 2017
The mask in this series were certainly a surprise to me and after a discussion with Vertical Gallery the discoveries continued across the street at, Line Dot. The journey began with this…
and then there were THESE, more hand-painted resin masks! These superhero kids, most untitled, were created to represent urban youth who are daily challenged by social injustices.
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Super interesting day and one I invite you to share. Wonder, explore, and discover art and artistic expression everywhere! Along the way, post it here and SHOW ME WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW!!!