Green Brain Comics, DCAC collaborate for new exhibit

Photo courtesy of the Dearborn Community Arts Council . Posters from the “Re-Examine/Re-Purpose: A New Look At Propaganda & Pin-Up Art” exhibit by graphic artist Paul Sizer will be on display at the Padzieski Gallery beginning March 11.

Photo courtesy of the Dearborn Community Arts Council . Posters from the “Re-Examine/Re-Purpose: A New Look At Propaganda & Pin-Up Art” exhibit by graphic artist Paul Sizer will be on display at the Padzieski Gallery beginning March 11.

DEARBORN — The Dearborn Community Arts Council and Green Brain Comics have teamed up for the Re-Examine/Re-Purpose: A New Look At Propaganda & Pin-Up Art exhibit on display at the Padzieski Art Gallery.

The collaboration on display from March 11 through April 10 will feature the artwork of Kalamazoo graphic designer and novelist Paul Sizer.

The gallery is inside of the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center, 15801 Michigan Ave.

The powerful and playful collection of artwork includes both posters and prints.

Drawing styles and typographic design were re-purposed to create a hybrid style that examines different ways to look at elements of the historic propaganda style poster and new directions for traditional pin-up art, making them both more diverse and positive in their transmission of their message, according to a press release.

Sizer’s artwork also includes a variety of cultural and gender diversities in his imagery, re-purposing the often clichéd roles of victim into hero and heroine.

Sizer runs a freelance design business and self-publishes graphic novels.

Some of his graphic novels include “Little White Mouse,” “Moped Army,” “B.P.M.,” “Mixtape: 1984” and the upcoming “Daughters of the Octopus.”

For more on Sizer’s design and comic work at paulsizer.com.

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