Hebru Brantley has once stated that he wants to be known as a "super hero" and using his super powers Brantley creates wonderful masterpieces that are full of surprises.
In his solo show at the Three Peas Art Lounge, entitled "Fade Resistant" the super hero includes profile portraits that "examines the notion that complex people have a certain depth that is not fully recognized nor appreciated. These portraits touch upon people’s relationship with hair and how they create and maintain a certain status (or even reinvent a status bestowed upon them) through the use of creative solutions. Hebru also provides a lot of background imagery that he subconsciously draws. If the side profiles only gives you but so much, the background gives you so much more. Many of the characters that we find in the background play second field to the subjects in the foreground. These characters have a human functionality that is not quite formed and may be viewed as bland, but all the while it provides us with a plethora of information about the bigger picture." -Fade Resistant
"Hebru Brantley:Fade Resistant" May 1-June 4, 2009
75 E 16th St (between Wabash and Michigan Aves)
Printers Row/South Loop, Chicago
Mon-Fri noon-9 pm; Sat 10 am-9 pm; Sun 10 am-5 pm
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