Had the opening for my first ever solo exhibit this weekend past, and it was a groovy little shindig.
From the release:
Superjet and Julia Burton present the gorgeous, illustrative artwork of Kalman Andrasofszky.
The show opening is Saturday February 8th, 3pm-7pm.
346 Dupont St., Toronto
Just West of Spadina, north side near the ‘curve’
(The work will be up for viewing until March 11th)
Come and celebrate the Superhero in all of us!
I was drawn to Kalman’s work on a few different levels. First, I loved how alive his figures are and how much motion is captured in a two-dimensional image. Secondly, there is so much narrative in all of his work. We, the viewer see only one frame of the whole story, yet we are pulled into the image and may imagine all kinds of experiences for these characters.
Superheroes are incredibly popular in our culture at the moment, with so many mainstream movies embracing them; Batman, Superman, The Avengers, Thor…the list goes on.
Are we simply yearning for better role models and leaders?
These heroes show us a way to get over our individual past experiences, fight past all obstacles and evolve into people who do truly good things in this life.
See you there, please bring your superpowers!!
- Julia Burton
Kalman Andrasofszky got his start doing illustration for roleplaying games. Over the years he’s produced a massive amount of art for Dungeons & Dragons, Star Wars, and Vampire: The Masquerade RPGs, among others. He also contributed significantly to establishing the visual style of D2O Modern.
In 2003 Kalman co-created and illustrated the comic book series iCandy for DC. From there he has gone on to freelance extensively for Marvel, DC, Image Comics, Top Cow and BOOM! Studios. He’s produced art and covers for such titles as Spider-man, Action Comics, The Punisher, Captain America, Fantastic Four, Dazzler, NYX, X-23, Tomb of Dracula, Checkmate, and Gi Joe. He’s currently writing and drawing a rebooted Captain Canuck comic series
Art will stay up until the second week of March. If you’re in the neighbourhood, why not stop in and have a look?
Photo credits: Jim Bailey, Yvonne Wdowiak, and Danielle Cole.