Amy Levine-Kennedy Curator, Koslowe Gallery
Since 1978, New Yorker cartoonist and humorist Roz Chast has found a special place in many of our hearts as someone who pokes fun at truisms. Whether she is hinting at the sting of her late mother’s guilt trips or pointing out the worries we each may wrestle with in front of a bowl of bananas, Chast allows us to look at ourselves, and our lives, with a little (or big) smile.
Throughout the COVID-19 lockdown, Chast, who spent more than half her life in “Deep Brooklyn,” has been delivering cartoons that remind us of the inanity of all this—the upside-down pleasure in our uncertainty and the nostalgia for our pre-pandemic lives that we carry with us as we stay safe and, mainly, stay home. What better person to help us offer a love letter to New York and to our inner thoughts than Roz Chast, the ultimate New Yorker?
In addition to her regular cartoons in the magazine, Roz Chast is the author of “Can’t we Talk About Something More Pleasant?” about her parents’ final years, and a new collection titled “Going Into Town,” a guide to her beloved city. We will have a collection of Chast’s works, on loan from the Carol Corey Gallery, formerly of NYC, now in Kent, CT, a growing magnet for artists and galleries, on view virtually throughout the winter.
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Please join the Koslowe Gallery for a Zoom program with New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast on Tuesday, March 16, 2021, at 7:45pm for a discussion about her work and our new virtual exhibition of her cartoons, “Theories of Everything.”
Join the event via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89633711097?pwd=ZnNuYmxTRTJEMGJIeGVueHNUSUZ5QT09