Who doesn’t love Roz Chast? Who among us cannot relate to the cartoonist/illustrator/writer who displays her anxieties for all the world to identify with? In cartoons for The New Yorker, its covers (one just last week, in fact), in a memoir, in children’s books, her works, said Barbara Hoffman of the New York Post, are “typically sketchy depictions of things that keep her awake at night: rats, water bugs, doctors, Ebola and more.” One can only imagine her panic during the COVID-19 lockdown.
Actually — and lucky for us — we don’t have to imagine. Stuck at home, Chast kept herself busy, and the evidence of that is on display at Carol Corey Fine Art in Kent, Conn.