My first solo show in New York, A Hero Never Fails, opens at Freight + Volume on August 4th, 2011.
The centerpiece of the exhibit, is a defeated caricature of the 60’s
cartoon character Underdog titled
“Hero.” The goofball “hero who never fails” has resigned to abject
apathy. Strung out on the “super vitamin pills” that
provide his super powers, he sits slumped forward, meditating on his
The work is three parts culture, one
part self portrait. In a political state dominated by an agenda of
distract the public and rob what’s left, with two endless wars draining
the last of my great grand-children’s hope for prosperity, why be
anything but apathetic to injustice?
Hero is a metaphor for my own
vocational and economic struggle, my country’s role on the global stage,
and whatever is left of my American dream. Has the time come for
heroism? Or should we just give up, sit back, and have a good laugh?
The opening reception will be held Thursday, August 4 · 6:00pm – 8:00pm.
A Hero Never Fails is on view through September 10th, 2011.
New York, NY