Thursday, January 16, 2014

Tonight: opening reception for "Super Heroes, Holy Land"

This is "The Menorah," one of the papercuts in my all-new show, "Super Heroes, Holy Land" – opening tonight at the Dortort Gallery at UCLA Hillel in Los Angeles. The reception is free and open to the public, and goes from 7 to 9 p.m. The show is open through March 14.

The Knesset Menorah, upon which this papercut is based, is itself a history text, with scenes carved into detailing the history of the Jewish people. In “The Menorah,” cut-up scenes and speech bubbles from Daredevil comics stand in lieu of these stories; the story of this blind super hero who faces continual trials and challenges serves as a parallel to the high and low points of our people’s narrative. It includes:
Automatic Kafka #1 (Sep 2002), #3 (Nov 2002), #4 (Dec 2002)
Daredevil [vol 1] #107 (Jul 2008)
Daredevil [vol 2] #56 (Mar 2004)
Daredevil [vol 3] #14 (Aug 2012), #15 (Sep 2012), #16 (Oct 2012), #27 (Aug 2013)
Powerless #3 (2005)
Secret #1 (May 2012)
Testament #9 (Oct 2006), #11 (Dec 2006)
Jews, God and History. Max Dimont. The New American Library, New York (1964). 
I've posted a PDF catalog of all the work in the show – so please click the link and take a look.

Reception details
Dortort Gallery, UCLA Hillel
574 Hilgard Avenue  •  Los Angeles, CA 90024

Parking is available across the street at on-campus meters; call 310-208-3081 for more information.

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