Illustrator and Comic Roz Chast (in case you can't read the small font-- Pigeon Little says "The sky is falling, the sky is- Oh, look! Part of a bagel."
Exhibition in at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich
|This comic was not part of the exhibition, |
but hangs on my studio wall and can be
purchased on Conde Nast website
Being, Nothingness and Much, Much More: Roz Chast, Beyond the New Yorker
|This New Yorker cover and others |
can be seen on the artist's website
|Hand carved stamps|
Beyond the cartoons
The exhibition promises to go beyond the cartoons and mixed media artists will love her hand carved stamps. They display both the stamps and the art created by the stamps. In addition there is a display of her hand painted eggs and also a tapestry she made of her father. I loved seeing the other projects which made me feel that she is "just like us" working on her personal crafts as well as her "commercial art" and I wonder if she keeps an art journal.
|Pansky style painted eggs.|
The show in Greenwich runs through October 19, 2014
You will want to spend a lot of time in the gift shop ( I am a gift shop junkie) reading the greeting cards or perhaps getting one of her books (as I did) For those not in the area you can find her art in the New Yorker or on Amazon. Here are some of my top picks. I love her neurotic humor with whimsically drawn characters.You can click on each book to collect it on Amazon.
At Home with Roz Chast: The New Yorker Video
There is a wonderful video on the museum website courtesy of The New Yorker. In it you get a glimpse of her studio, her characters and her neurotic parrot. ( why are our pets just like us? I have an anxious cat.)