Grouped together for the first time in this new way, markedly different from other shows about comics, the exhibition includes prominent superstars such as: Kumasi J. Barnett, George Condo, Renee Cox, Liz Craft, Kota Ezawa, Eric Fertman, Chitra Ganesh, Mark Thomas Gibson, Trenton Doyle Hancock, Christian Marclay, Kerry James Marshall, Takashi Murakami, Elizabeth Murray, Yoshitomo Nara, Joyce Pensato, Raymond Pettibon, Peter Saul, Kenny Scharf, William T. Wiley, and Michael Zansky. Some of the most acclaimed underground comic book artists are also front-and-center, including: R. Crumb, Aline Kominsky-Crumb, Mimi Pond, and the Hairy Who artists Gladys Nilsson, Jim Nutt, and Karl Wirsum, among others.
This exhibition is curated by Kathleen Goncharov, who recruited as her ‘muse’ Calvin Reid, the Senior News Editor at Publishers Weekly and a leading expert in the field of comics. Reid was one of the first critics to recognize comics as a literary form for adults, and is organizing an extensive reading room where the public can comfortably lounge and enjoy reading graphic novels and comics (some from his own private library).
Gladys Nilsson & Trenton Doyle Hancock
Beyond the Cape! Comics and Contemporary Art
The Boca Raton Museum of Art
501 Plaza Real
FL 33432, USA
16 April - 6 October 2019
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