Currently showing at the University of Texas Downtown Gallery, artist Mark Newport's IN ACTION installation is a quirky fusion of pop culture and knitwear, featuring yarn-assembled suits inspired by Batman, Spider-Man, Captain America and more. Newport's work creates a dialogue of the viewer's perceptions of superhero costumes, safety, and gendered activities such as knitting and comics.
Mark Newport is an artist who knows what every superhero secretly needs: cozy casual wear to kick it in around the house. With the winter months getting closer, his knitted renditions of both original and contemporary crime fighter costumes seem like just the right thing for the super set to line their "working clothes" with.
Hand-knit from acrylic yarn, the suits show the softer alternative to unstabl
If you happen to have visited a big box retailer for Halloween candy in the past few days, you may have already begun to experience the horror of "too soon" winter holiday displays. For once, you can put your mind at ease knowing that the holiday season is bringing at least one rad thing with it - Seattle's Greg Kucera Gallery will be hosting Mark Newport's awes
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