Artist reception on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 4 to 6 pm.
Please join us for a live conversation between Roz Chast and Karla Knight. The artists will discuss their mutual admiration for each other’s work and their interests in textiles, dreams and much more.
House of Books will also be at the gallery to pre-sell copies of Roz Chast's forthcoming book "I Must Be Dreaming," as well as her collaboration with Patricia Marx, the children's book "Tired Town." Both books to be released later in October.
A brilliant interpreter of the everyday, Chast’s artworks depict neuroses, hilarity, angst, and domesticity and are loaded with words, objects, and patterns. Chast addresses the issues of the modern age: guilt, anxiety, aging, families, friends, money, real estate, and much more. Her characters, ranging from her famous “everyfolk” to adapted nursery rhymes or animals, incorporate her wit and distinctive style.
In addition to her cartoons, Chast has incorporated her cast of recurring characters into other media, from pysanka eggs to embroidery and hooked rugs. This exhibition will include her most recent drawings for the New Yorker, along with several new gouaches and embroideries.