10/11/2012 05:40 pm ET

Hebru Brantley 'Brothers Of the Robbing Hood' Solo Show Opens Friday (PHOTOS)

Hebru Brantley, a Chicago-based artist in residence at Lacuna Artist Lofts, on Friday will open "Brothers of the Robbing Hood," his third major solo show.

Brantley's graphically colorful mixed-media creations wear their influences -- comic book heroes, Japanese anime and the work of street artists like Keith Haring and Jean Michel Basquiat -- on their sleeves. Further, Brantley's background as a former graffiti artist -- and a lifelong Chicagoan -- shines through as spray paint often plays an integral role in the illustrations.

In the Chicago Reader, Sam Worley wrote that Brantley's work creates "an Afro-Futurist riot of color and cultural reference."

Looking to see more of what to expect from the show? Scroll down to view images of Brantley's work, past and present.

Brantley's "Brothers of the Robbing Hood" opens Friday at Lacuna 2150, 2150 S. Canalport in Chicago. The opening will be held from 5-10 p.m. and is free and open to the public. The show will remain open by appointment through December.



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