FOUND:RE Phoenix Hotel is excited to announce artist Bobo Yo’s “RE:appropriation” exhibit opening on Friday, March 1. An artist’s reception will be held at 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in conjunction with Downtown Phoenix’s First Friday Art Walk. The exhibit will also be featured with additional show hours during Art Detour Weekend, Friday, March 15 through Sunday, March 17, and will remain on display at the hotel through Sunday, March 31.
The exhibit references Bobo’s childhood heroes and contemporary anti-heroes, as well as colliding themes of youth, beauty, and fading memories. Throughout the exhibit, guests can view re-use and re-imaging of familiar figures from Bobo’s childhood such as Popeye, Olive Oyl, Batman and Robin, and Betty Boop as well characters from today like Homer Simpson, Pikachu and Stewie from Family Guy.
“Bobo’s art has been on display here previously and it was extremely well received,” says Michael Oleskow, Cultural Curator for the FOUND:RE Phoenix Hotel. “Though this new exhibit is totally different from what our guests have seen of Bobo’s work in the past, we know it’s going to be another very well-received exhibit.”