Todd Schorr: American Surreal is the first mid-career retrospective of the Los Angeles-based artist. Schorr is a leading figure in Southern California’s cartoon-based movement, which embraces low-brow culture and a ribald graphic style indebted to pop sources such as Mad magazine. Schorr’s astonishing, highly polished realism, (inspired by Bosch, Brueghel and Dali), sets him apart from his best-known peers such as Camille Rose Garcia, Gary Baseman, and Mark Ryden. The exhibition, curated by SJMA’s Senior Scholar and Curator of Collections Susan Landauer, will be accompanied by a new book published by Last Gasp, San Francisco.
The show opens this weekend, but the real event is coming up next month, so plan now to head up to San Jose on Thursday, July 16th. Add'l details to follow soon - but there will be a book signing for Todd's new book, a panel discussion, live music, Ed Hardy Vodka will be flowing and much more... can't wait!
Todd Schorr: American Surreal
Thurs, July 16th 7-10PM ($8 cost)
June 20th - September 16th @ The San Jose Museum Of Art
110 S. Market Street in San Jose