Art arriving for We Can Be Heroes

Can David Bowie stop the criminals & save the day? Yes he can! Bowie Adventures by Anton Van Steelandt for We Can Be Heroes at HAWC Pop-Up Gallery Oct 12

Also, this piece by Lizzie Carr arrived in the mail for the We Can Be Heroes show. Yes, “Ziggy Stardustman!” Both available Oct 12 at the Pop-Up Gallery (752 E Broadway, Vancouver).

Bowie: Pop Culture Icon

Someone asked me recently, “Why Bowie? Why an art show about Bowie?” My response? “Well, it’s not just an art show about David Bowie, it’s Bowie portrayed as a superhero…” because that’s what he is to so many people. And today I found out just how important Bowie is:

Bowiefest is the UK’s first film fest dedicated to David Bowie the actor. The festival includes 3 days of film screenings, talks, and Q&A’s. If I was in London from August 31-September 2, 2012, I’d be at this festival.

Tilda Stardust, the other Bowie-related fan site I found, is also about actress Tilda Swinton. This site, through photographic evidence, claims Tilda and David Bowie are, in fact, the same person. At the very least, Tilda Stardust has a great collection of Bowie pics.

We Can Be Heroes
October 12-21, 2012


“We Can Be Heroes” is a pop-culture/fan art show featuring everyone’s favourite rock star David Bowie with a twist: Bowie portrayed as a superhero! From his early days, to Ziggy Stardust, to his film appearances, Bowie already seems like a superhero… isn’t he already Starman? He’s a man that fell from the sky, he probably lived on Mars (any evidence from Curiosity rover yet?), and his wife is definitely more than human. The evidence is overwhelming!

Artists include: Andrea Hooge, Anton Van Steelandt, Chris Bentzen, Carrie McKellar, Cliff Blank, Emilia Baeza, Erin Gibbs, Irene LacCharite, Jason Gauthier, Jennifer Kleinsteuber, Joseph Taormina, Kaya Murray, Kirsty Senior, Krista Shaw, Lisa McAnulty, Lizzie Carr, Lorraine Kwan, Matt Bowen, Sarah Haddleton, and Stephen Wimbush.

Click here to view the photo set on Flickr >

heroes show
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