Gallery artists Chad Person and Yoram Wolberger will soon be featured in an upcoming group exhibition at Brigham Young University Museum of Art. Other artists featured included in the exhibition will include Takashi Murakami, Ron English, Michael Scoggins, Takeshi Murata, Cory Arcangel, and Maruzio Cattelan.
We Could Be Heroes: The Mythology of Monsters and Heroes in Contemporary Art will run December 7, 2012 through April 6, 2013. Delving into our fascination with super heroes and monsters in contemporary pop culture, We Could Be Heroes will examine the relationship between today’s super heroes and the ancient quests of mythological and religious heroes against villainous monsters in recorded history and folklore. An overabundance of super hero movies has been produced around the world of late, from Hollywood to Chinese cinema to Bollywood, and is becoming a poignant part of our shared cultural subconscious. Through contemporary artworks, the exhibition will explore the complexity of the myth of the hero, the hero’s relationship to the monster, how a monster or hero is often defined by perception, and why, for many, comic-book mythologies are becoming the new morality of the 21st century.
For more information on this exhibition, and museum hours, please visit the BYU Museum website.