Artist Hebru Brantley brings his pop culture leanings to his work
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)