DETOUR GALLERY in Red Bank, home to contemporary artwork and a 10,000-square-foot exhibition space, will share a collection of new works by Michael Callas in the exhibition “The Universe Is In The Individual,” from May 18 to June 29.
Callas utilizes imagery first conceived in the 1960s DC comic book series, “Star Spangled War Stories.”
Pop artist Roy Lichtenstein transformed these images from their comic book beginnings into lithographs and paintings showcasing the trademark Ben-Day dot technique. In “The Universe Is In The Individual,” these images take on new life as fully realized large-scale paintings of a cinematic quality. The continued interpretations of the comic book aesthetic speak to the iconic nature of the imagery and its ability to adopt new meaning over time.
A private viewing will take place on May 18 from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Visit detourgallery.com or call 732-408-3805.