by Joseph Lupo
My intention behind this exhibition is to showcase the various formal deconstructions of the comic book “The Invincible Iron Man”, volume 01, issue 178, published in 1982. The crux of the show will be three series of prints, each series containing 23 prints, so 69 total prints in all. These series of prints are visual deconstructions of entire pages of the Iron Man comic book. Supporting this work would be framed prints of single panels and single comic bubbles, both in black and white and in CMYK color.
Joseph Lupo received his BFA from Bradley University and his MFA from the University of Georgia. Joseph is currently the Printmaking Program Coordinator at West Virginia University. He has had solo/two person exhibitions at the Contemporary Art Workshop in Chicago, at 1708 Gallery in Richmond, The Indianapolis Art Center, and the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts. His work has also been featured at the International Print Center of New York, the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, The Contemporary Art Center in Atlanta, The Museum of Fine Arts at Florida State University, The Janet Turner Print Museum at California State University Chico, The Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts in Grand Rapids, and Washington Printmakers Gallery in Washington DC.