HELEN SLATER AS SUPERGIRL
Helen Slater as Supergirl was Atlanta-based artist Craig Drennen's first New York solo show. The show ran from February to March 2006 at Brooklyn Fire Proof's previous location on Richardson St in Williamsburg (the gallery progenitor of the larger complex of businesses in Bushwick/East Williamsburg that now comprise BFP). Drennen focused his studio practice on Supergirl, the failed 1984 spinoff of the successful Superman franchise, for over five years.
Copied below is the press release for the show, and a gallery of images of the work.
Helen Slater as Supergirl
Craig Drennen: Paintings, Drawings, and Multiples
101 Richardson Street, between Leonard St. and Meeker Ave.,
February 11 - March 12, 2005
Reception: Friday, February 11, 8 - 11 PM
Helen Slater as Supergirl is Craig Drennen’s first solo exhibition in New York City. The exhibition consists of paintings, drawings, and sculptural multiples all based on the 1984 movie Supergirl. Drennen organizes his entire artistic practice around Supergirl, which starred Helen Slater in the title role. It allows Drennen the opportunity to comment on the ascendancy of film from the vantage point of traditional media, and to refer to a subject that “is familiar to everyone, but not truly known by anyone.”
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