American Artist, Devin Troy Strother took his love for the iconic basketball movie “Space Jam” to a whole other level with the equally titled exhibit in New York. Devin is famous for combining pop culture with art history and this collection is no exception.
When first walking into the exhibit you’re instantly pulled in by the ecstasy of bright colors. Everything about it just screams nighties nostalgia and brings you back in touch with your inner kid. The space theme is immediately made clear by the universe printed floor and psychedelic colors. The next space is an abstract basketball court filled with tributes to NBA legend, Micheal Jordan, who gained icon status after his appearance in the classic basketball movie. One remarkable detail is that there’s an element of humor in every piece. For example, the deflated basketball before the hoop and the mini Micheal’s hidden in the sad smiley faces. Strother definitely succeeded in capturing the essence of the beloved children’s film in a time the world could use some color and positivity.