Art exhibition curated by Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez at The Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI), November 16, 2019 - June 13, 2020.
The Color of Power: Heroes, Sheroes, & Their Creator - An Exhibition Featuring the work of Comic Book Artists of the African DiasporaFeaturing artists:Billy Graham, Sanford Greene, Nilah Magruder, Alitha Martinez, Afua Richardson, Ronald Wimberly, and Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez
Guest Curated by Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez
November 16th Opening Day Programs 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI) is pleased to present the exhibition The Color of Power: Heroes, Sheroes, & Their Creators highlighting the work of comic book artists of the African Diaspora. The exhibition will be on view at their home in the landmark firehouse located at 120 East 125th Street, between Lexington and Park Avenues in Manhattan beginning November 16, 2019 until June 13, 2020.
People have a wonderful fascination with superheroes. These characters are often referenced, and consumed in our lives, both fantasy and real. Many of us recognize, celebrate, and see ourselves in their back stories, super strengths, and weaknesses. However, how often do these characters, or their narratives, or their creators reflect the actual diverse world in which we all live? How diverse are mainstream publishers, who produce this content?
These questions and more are explored in the exhibition, The Color of Power: Heroes, Sheroes, & Their Creators. On display will be the work of Billy Graham, Sanford Greene, Nilah Magruder, Alitha Martinez, Afua Richardson, Ronald Wimberly, and Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez. These comic book artists have translated their commercial success to create stories that celebrate the beauty and rich heritage of the African Diaspora. Artists with roots in The Bahamas, Honduras, Jamaica, Puerto Rico and the United States share their personal collection of art and powerful characters. Through this reflective exhibition of stories and characters, the viewer may capture an understanding of the superpowers which have always sustained our communities and cultures.
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