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There Goes My Hero
September 23, 2009 - December 5, 2009

Organized by Erin Riley-Lopez, Associate Curator, The Bronx Museum of the Arts

The exhibition There Goes My Hero will explore women artists who use the format of comic books and/or the comic book superhero in their artistic practice as a strategy to comment on larger socio-political concerns. Although exhibitions about comics have been extensively surveyed in US institutions, this exhibition proposes to use a feminist lens to look specifically at women artists who are using the idea of comic books and superheroes as a point of departure for discussions around immigration, gender, identity, and culture. Overwhelmingly, comic books are often targeted to young men, although it seems that increasingly they are also becoming popular among young women as well. The artists in this exhibition are subverting the traditional notion of the comic book and the male superhero and are re-imagining it for female audiences. There Goes My Hero will be a group exhibition featuring twelve artists.

Blanka  Amezkua
Ainít No Wheels On This Ship
(2008) Embroidery on fabric, felt, and tassels
Flor de chile (Chile flower)
(2009) Intervened recycled comic book, acetone, nail markings
Flor de la sangre (Blood flower)
(2009) Intervened recycled comic book, acetone, nail markings
Flor espinosa (Spiky flower)
(2009) Intervened recycled comic book, acetone, nail markings
Lenguarrayada (repetitive)
(2009) Recycled comic book, rubber cement, text bubbles on paper
Rebel Rebel
(2007) Embroidery on fabric and crochet
Various  Authors
6 Mexican comic books
Various dates.
Dara  Birnbaum
Technology/Transformation: Wonder Woman
(1978) Color, sound, 5:50 minutes
Maureen  Burdock
Cactus Punishment
(2007) Ink on paper.
Drawing from Marta and the Missing
Kali Girl
(2008) Ink on paper.
Drawing from Mona & the Little Smile
Marta & the Missing
(2009) Hand-bound book, digital printing, collage, and drawing
Mona & the Little Smile
(2009) Hand-bound book, digital printing, collage, and drawing
SPLUFF!
(2007) Ink on paper.
Drawing from Marta and the Missing
Toilet Monster
(2008) Ink on paper.
Drawing from Mona & the Little Smile
We Need Your Help
(2007) Ink on paper.
Drawing from Marta and the Missing
Wondrous Calamity
(2008) Ink on paper.
Drawing from Mona & the Little Smile
Julie  Doucet
365 Days: A Diary by Julie Doucet
(2007) Offset, hardcover
Dirty Plotte
1991-1998
Comic books, 8 issues
My New York Diary
(1999) Graphic novel, softcover edition
My New York Diary
(1999) Graphic novel, limited edition hardcover
Ali  Fitzgerald
Sandra the Shark Girl
Ink in a bound book
The Phantom Traveling Trench Coat
(2006) Gouache, ink, and collage in a bound book
Chitra  Ganesh
Amnesia Remembers
(2006) Comic book
Chitra  Ganesh
Amnesia Remembers
(2006) Comic book
Chitra  Ganesh
Secrets
(2007) C-print
Tales of Amnesia
(2002) Comic book, Inkjet print
Chitra  Ganesh
Tales of Amnesia
(2002) Comic book, Inkjet print
Chitra  Ganesh
Untitled
(2006) Linoleum block print
Aimee  Lee
How I Fell for Breakdancing
(2005) Pen on paper Xeroxed into zine and bandage.
A/P edition of 60
Wanda  Raimundi-Ortiz
Revenge Series
2006-2009
Four drawings, India ink and acrylic on paper.
Trina  Robbins
The Legend of Wonder Woman
(1986) Ink on paper
Seven drawings from 4 part mini series.
The Legend of Wonder Woman 4 part mini series
(1986) Issue #1
Issue #2
Issue #3
Issue #4
DC Comics, color.
Colleen  Rudolf
Conjure Comic Trading Cards
2007-ongoing
36 digital prints,
Edition 1 of 10
Anne  Timmons
GoGirl! Robots Gone Wild, Double Trouble
(2006) Three drawings, Pen and ink
GoGirl! Robots Gone Wild, Prisoner in the Machine
(2006) Four drawings, Pen and ink
GoGirl! The Time Team
(2006) Pen and ink
Anne Timmons &  Trina Robbins
GoGirl!
(2006) Comic book