WBEZ | cartoons http://www.wbez.org/tags/cartoons Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Artist Hebru Brantley brings his pop culture leanings to his work http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-03-30/artist-hebru-brantley-discusses-serious-side-his-illustrations-84481 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-March/2011-03-30/HB-flyboy.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>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 <em>Afrofuturism: Impossible View</em>. Brantley met <em>Eight Forty-Eight's</em> Alison Cuddy at his show – which is up at the <a href="http://www.zbcenter.org/" target="_blank">Zhou B. Art Center</a> in Bridgeport.</p><p><em>Music Button: The Afro Soul Tet, "Aphro Boogaloo", from the CD Presenting the Afro Soul Tet, (Ubiquity)</em></p></p> Wed, 30 Mar 2011 14:05:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-03-30/artist-hebru-brantley-discusses-serious-side-his-illustrations-84481