Christopher Saucedo: Comic Book Diplomacy

October 10 - November 26, 2014
Opening Reception, October 10

Comic Book Diplomacy, an exhibition by New York- and New Orleans-based artist Christopher Saucedo, is a series of branded inkjet collages pulled from the artist’s collection of internationally published comic books amassed from decades of overseas travel.

Comic Book Diplomacy"Comic Book Diplomacy" exhibition

Using a red-hot steel branding technique, the artist has removed the center of each book and replaced them with the centers of books from other nations, while embroidering traditional geographical map symbols onto the surface. The result is a body of work that presents a geo-political narrative while also raising questions about the collective, global “moral compass” presented through the tropes and archetypes of comic books.

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