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Comic Book Apocalypse poster
Comic Book Apocalypse:  The Graphic World of Jack Kirby

August 24 – October 10, 2015

Public Reception: 
Saturday, August 29
th | 4-7pm

Curator Talk: 
Monday, August 31
st  | 10am

Panel Discussion: Saturday, September 26 | 1pm

Famed comics artist Jack Kirby, whose work launched The Avengers, X-Men, Captain America, and the Marvel Universe, is the focus of an exhibition at the California State University, Northridge Art Galleries.  While focusing on Kirby’s later work, from about 1965 on, the exhibition will document his entire career, which lasted more than half a century and involved almost every major publisher in comic books. Comic Book Apocalypse is curated by Professor Charles Hatfield, founder of CSUN’s popular “Comics and Graphic Novels” course and the author Hand of Fire: The Comics Art of Jack Kirby.

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Sign entitled RUSTSign Language  

Juan Delgado - Armando Lerma - Thomas McGovern - Carlos Ramirez

October 24-December 12 (closed November 11, 26-28)
Reception: Sat. October 24 | 4-7pm
Gallery Talk: Mon. October 26 | 10am

The CSUN Art Galleries are pleased to present “Sign Language,” a mixed media exhibition that brings together four artists from Southern California ‘s Inland Empire, including the Coachella Valley and San Bernardino.  The exhibition will consist of collaborative and independent works, as well as recent and new work by the four artists.

Thomas McGovern, a photographer, and Juan Delgado, a poet, are professors at California State University, San Bernardino; they work together collaboratively, merging photographs, objects, poetry, and prose that reflect shared sensibilities about the landscape of their home town and the immigrant experience.

Armando Lerma and Carlos Ramirez, aka “The Date Farmers” are multimedia artists who grew up in the Coachella Valley, not far from San Bernardino; they work both collaboratively and independently, making varied work influenced by Mexican street murals, hand-painted signs, and graffiti, and influenced by the social and political climates that affect blue-collar communities.

In addition to the installation, a small publication will accompany the exhibition and be available to the community.  It will include a variety of images and poetry that expand on and highlight some of the works on display.

Credit: Armando Lerma