Boise Art Museum Presents Comics at the Crossroads

The Boise Art Museum presents Comics at the Crossroads, an exhibition on view August 20 – November 27, 2011

For decades comics have largely been viewed as light-hearted action comics and amusing stories told through simple line art. But in recent years, comics have moved from the cultural fringes into the artistic and literary mainstream. Comics at the Crossroads: Art of the Graphic Novel, showcases the work of 40 Pacific Northwest artists who represent established as well as emerging talents. Contemporary comic art addresses a wide array of serious literary, social, cultural and political issues. This exhibition will feature a variety of comic styles in previously published and unpublished original drawings, including sample page spreads and book covers.

A special feature of the exhibition will be a site-specific large-scale drawing installation by Daniel Duford, an artist and writer who teaches at Portland’s Pacific Northwest College of Art. Daniel’s wall drawings, comics and sculpture are meditations on mythic heroes of American culture.

This exhibition was organized by Maryhill Museum of Art.

Image: Daniel Duford, Sleeping Giant, 2006, installation at Marylhurst Art Gym, Marylhurst University, Marylhurst, OR, Courtesy of the artist.

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