Ron English's "Immortal Underground" Exhibit Opens At Opera

by MATHIAS ROSENZWEIG · November 13, 2009

[All photos by Michael Plunkett for PMc] Last night, Ron English premiered his latest (and strangest) exhibition, dubbed "Immortal Underground," at the Opera Gallery in New York City. Muses for the collection included the Incredible Hulk, "cowgirls," and Ronald McDonald...oh my.-

English took these familiar characters and transformed them into more surreal and detailed pieces of art, including performance art. A portrait of Charlie Brown (with his skull visible through his gaping smile) hung amongst other paintings as English's dancing cowgirls gallivanted around socials and art enthusiasts alike. Must have been a bit like Alice in Wonderland, no?

Beau Stanton, Lita von Hassen, Petros PappalasIgnaci Uriarte, Rachel Morgan Beau Stanton, Lita von Hassen, Petros Pappalas, Ignaci Uriarte, Rachel Morgan

Azra Red, Maurice Wiggins, A.J. Montes, Mel De Los Santos George Benias Azra Red, Maurice Wiggins, A.J. Montes, Mel De Los Santo, George Benias

George Benias George Benias

Ron EnglishDani Fonseca Ron English, Dani Fonseca

Travis Louie, Eric Allouche Tori Thompson, Yiloin Hsu, Monique Rodrigues Travis Louie, Eric Allouch, Tori Thompson, Yiloin Hsu, Monique Rodrigues

Efthalia Anastaffiagif, Dilhan Hanif Efthalia Anastaffiagif, Dilhan Hanif

Ron English, Body of Art Performers Ron English, Body of Art Performers

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