UNCAGED: Hero for Higher
11/17/18 – 03-31-19

UNCAGED: Hero for Higher is a digitally remixed, visually dynamic, gallery-comic installation by critically acclaimed graphic arts duo Black Kirby. Black Kirby is Stacy Robinson (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Assistant Professor of Graphic Design and Illustration) and John Jennings (UCR Professor of Media and Cultural Studies). UNCAGED will examine the Marvel Comics character Luke Cage in his various formal expressions since his creation 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!

Curator: John Jennings, Professor, UCR Media and Cultural Studies