Huge muscles, spandex, and underwear worn on the outside are all classic trademarks of our favorite comic book heroes. But there's a twist to the image at an upcoming exhibition since it features art of real superheroes, ranging from firefighters and policeman to those that inspire us.
"'Super Heroes' [is] an art exhibit not only just about comic book and movie...action heroes, [but] also...the [artists'] personal [heroes], [those that] influenced,...changed, and shaped them," stated Kyle Fu, owner and art director at Zen Art Space.
Many new and happening artists' work will be on display at the Zen Art Space at the Galleria this weekend. Artists include: Deborah Bright, Joyce Dwright, Kate Fum Kyle Fu, Linda Hinojos, Jimmy Houston, Andy Howell, Claudia Leffler, Cheri Randolph, "Pilot", Harleen Chhabra, Wadih Phondali, Christian Navarret, John Wright, Maxine Xu, Brandon Zewas, Deborah Elry, Cheryl Mc Daniel, Zookie Kinard, C. C. Brooks, Soloman Kane, Paula Hawkins, Priscilla Sissi Lee. Most pieces are done in acrylic paint and on different mediums.
The Zen Art Space is a gallery known for its fresh, alternative take on art and is part of an international community of artists from Mexico, China, Japan, and the U.S. However, the gallery pays special attention to local Houston artists, poets, and fashion designers by helping them transition from the amateur to professional circuits. The gallery also hosts film discussions, poetry readings, and other live performances.
Anyone who like the unordinary and loves to support local artists will appreciate this show. There is an opening reception at the Zen Art Space in the Houston Galleria Mall 3 between Saks Fifth Avenue and the old Macy's from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, June 11. Regular viewing will continue for 7 weeks following the reception. For more information please call 832-605-4809 or visit www.zenartspace.com.
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