145 Plymouth Street (Corner of Pearl Street)
New York, NY 11201
ANGRY BIRDS is a solo exhibition by Pop artist Johnny Romeo focusing on female superheroes from September 10 through October 11 with an opening reception to the public with the artist on Thursday, September 10, from 6 - 8 PM.
Comic book superheroes and villains have long played an integral role in Romeo’s paintings. Romeo draws on a rich cast of comic book vicious vixens, ranging from Cat Woman to Bat Girl. Subverting our often male-centric associations with superheroes, Romeo’s alluringly aggressive heroines re-envision the comic book landscape. Painted with slick commanding lines and a palpable, physical intensity, the femme fatales captured by Romeo bristle with an insatiable sense of urgency and rebellion.
“While a focus on superheroes grows in Hollywood” says Jessica L. Porter, Director of Porter Contemporary and curator of ANGRY BIRDS, “we haven’t seen an increase in the diversity of those superheroes. Angry Birds puts the female superheroe into the spotlight."