The comic book art exhibit in Montclair, N.J., at the Montclair Art Museum that Chris Mautner told us about in July is refreshing its exhibit, which has focused on the extensive comics collection of Hollywood producer Michael Uslan as well as a display of work by Joe Kubert and his sons Andy and Adam.
The new additions include mural-sized paintings by comic book artist Greg Hildebrandt and a display of photos by Dulce Pinzon, who photographed immigrant workers dressed in superhero costumes that she made herself, in an exhibit called, “Dulce Pinzon: The Real Story of the Superheroes.”
So she shoots Bernabe Mendez hanging out a high-rise window washing the panes, but dressed in a Spiderman outfit. Or Oscar Gonzalez, dressed as the Human Torch, slinging flaming fajitas around the grill on his job as a cook in New York City. Beside each photo Pinzoon lists the Mexican state the worker came from and how much he sends home each week. (The Torch sends back $350 a week, for example, and the more famous Spidey, $500).
More details and images of the exhibit at montclairartmuseum.org.