Mark Newport Knits Superheroes for ‘IN ACTION’ Installation [link]
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.
Newport’s trompe-l’œil designs are a juxtaposition of archetypal masculine heroes and the cozy security of a hand-knit sweater, with knitted acrylic threads in place of Kevlar-lined spandex to create a life-sized costume.
Check out Mark Newport’s collection of knitted superheroes on ComicsAlliance!