Published: April 25, 2016
NEW YORK CITY — New Yorker editor David Remnick calls her “the magazine’s only certifiable genius.” It’s a fitting title for Roz Chast, an artist whose body of work includes more than 1,200 cartoons, several children’s books and the 2014 award-winning visual memoir, Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? In her distinctive, complex and laugh-out-loud funny style, Chast has spent the past four decades chronicling the anxieties, pleasures and perils of daily life.
A new exhibition at the Museum of the City of New York, “Roz Chast: Cartoon Memoirs,” features more than 200 works by this distinguished artist and showcases her keen eye for the absurdities and insecurities that permeate the everyday. It also includes many depictions of life as we know it in New York – a “city she’s made a career of lovingly lampooning” as Metro New York recently pointed out in a round-up of highlights from the exhibition. Check out the creation of one of them, on view in the gallery’s entryway, in the video below in which she creates the “Subway Sofa.”
The Museum of the City of New York is 1220 Fifth Avenue. For information, 212-534-1672 or www.mcny.org.
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