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Friday, January 11, 2013

Weapon of Choice! Pop Hero Complex Gallery

I though it was part of the LA Time's Hero Complex, but it seems it's just a pop up art gallery in LA.




We've sharpened our Hanzos and are revving engines as we announce our first show...landing in January 2013 in Los Angeles: "Weapon of Choice!" 

Hero Complex Gallery

Design Matters
11527 Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90064

Saturday Hours - 11am-7pm
Sunday Hours - 11am-3pm
The theme revolves around art inspired by prominent characters of fiction, historical reference, or pop culture, and their relationship with their iconic "weapon," that one thing that is inextricably tied to their character. Perhaps their weapon is provocative like seduction, or stealth, or sex, or power. Or perhaps its that one item that brought them fame or dishonor, like Hendrix' guitar, Lenny Bruce's microphone, or a samurai's final honorable act of seppuku.
But it could and should live in traditional weapons from pop culture and fictional influences too. It could be Hellboy wielding his mighty Right Fist of Doom, Slim Pickens as Major Kong riding The Bomb to oblivion in Dr. Strangelove, or the ending scene of Romeo and Juliet with the fateful poisoned dagger. Perhaps it's Indiana Jones cracking his bullwhip, Alabama Worley's final act of desperation with the corkscrew in True Romance, Peter Vincent warding off vampires with his cross in Fright Night, or Mad Max tearing down the ripped up desert asphalt in the last of the V-8 Interceptors.
Whatever the weapon of choice, the gauntlet has been thrown down and the artists have seized the challenge with some amazingly clever concepts. We've already seen a few of the artist previews and they are proving to be a testament of how exhilarating the variations of this theme can be.

TETSUO, a photo by 1SHTAR