Hero for Higher
Culver Center of the Arts
November 17, 2018 - March 31, 2019
Experiencing Comics: A Conversation on Uncaged and House of Whispers
Sunday, November 18, 2018, 2pm
Winter Opening Reception
Saturday, January 19, 2019, 6pm - 8pm
UNCAGED: HERO FOR HIGHER is a digitally remixed, visually dynamic, gallery comic-installation by critically acclaimed graphic arts duo Black Kirby. Black Kirby is Stacey Robinson (Assistant Professor of Graphic Design and Illustration, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign) and John Jennings (Professor of Media and Cultural Studies, UC Riverside). UNCAGED will examine the Marvel Comics character Luke Cage in his various formal expressions since his creation in 1972. The exhibition will also unpack the multiple connotations of Luke Cage in media culture as an index for the many tensions regarding the black body and the sometimes disruptive meanings projected upon it.
From preacher’s son, to prisoner, to protector of Harlem; Luke Cage and his world will be unleashed!
• Join us on November 18th at 2pm for Experiencing Comics: A Conversation on Uncaged and House of Whispers with John Jennings, Stacey Robinson, and Dr. Nalo Hopkinson (Department of Creative Writing, UC Riverside). The discussion will be moderated by Rachelle Cruz (Department of Creative Writing, UC Riverside).