Artist Hebru Brantley brings his pop culture leanings to his work

March 30, 2011

Produced by Eight Forty-Eight

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'Flyboy' from Hebru Brantley's 'Afrofuturism: Impossible View'.

Head into Hebru Brantley’s latest exhibition and you might find yourself full of a childlike glee. The images and sculptures are cartoon-like with bright colors, figures flying through the air and paintings of young wide-eyed kids clutching Kermit the Frog dolls. Brantley doesn’t shy away from his pop culture leanings. And he likes his cartoons. But there’s also a serious side to his work in Afrofuturism: Impossible View. Brantley met Eight Forty-Eight's Alison Cuddy at his show – which is up at the Zhou B. Art Center in Bridgeport.

Music Button: The Afro Soul Tet, "Aphro Boogaloo", from the CD Presenting the Afro Soul Tet, (Ubiquity)