The Arts and Events Office will be hosting an ongoing exhibit showcasing a different artist each month. The art pieces will be displayed in the lobby of The MAIN.
An individual artist will be showcased each month, and the exhibit will be available for viewing during all events as well as Tuesday through Friday from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Participating artists will be given the opportunity to host a reception on the 3rd Thursday of the month their art is showcased.
July 19, 2018
You Did WHAT to My Comics?!?
September 18, 2018 through October 12, 2018
24266 Main Street, Newhall, CA 91321
Reception: Thursday, September 20, 2018 | 7 – 10 pm
“You Did WHAT To My Comics?!?” comprises works in paper made from cut-up comic books, in which local artist Isaac Brynjegard-Bialik explores the dreams, prophecies, and visions of traditional cultural narratives. He positions Superman as an American immigrant dreamer, the Invisible Woman as a protective whirlwind of cloud and fire, and wraps the Sandman up with the Oak of the Golden Dream. “Brynjegard-Bialik brings these different types of stories together in the complex but clean layers of his papercuts,” wrote Shana Dambrot for KCET Artbound, “creating new meanings for the world’s oldest stories as he engineers these combinations with the architectural presence of stained glass, the whimsy of gilded-age fairy tales, and the meditative aura of illuminated manuscripts.”
Says Brynjegard-Bialik, “My work explores the role of narrative in the development and expression of identity. I work in paper because I like its fragility and its place as our primary medium for telling and sharing stories across generations. It is both ephemeral