ARTINFO spotlights George Kuchar's Snapshots & Twisted Tales in yesterday's "On The Ground" segment!
ADA's curated a show of George Kuchar's work at ADA Gallery's sister gallery in
NYC, Mulherin + Pollard. And we got a wonderful shout out from ARTINFO.com's
"On The Ground"
Last Week to See George Kuchar’s Comical “Snapshots & Twisted Tales”
George Kuchar, the prolific American filmmaker, who pioneered the campy cinematic styles that have inspired the likes of John Waters and David Lynch, is celebrated in this posthumous exhibition as a graphic artist. Kuchar’s work was featured recently in MoMA PS1’s retrospective of his films, “George Kuchar: Pagan Rapsodies,” and a selection of his Weather Diaries (video work from 1986-2011) can currently be seen at the Whitney Biennial.
In this intimate show, quirky, zine-style works on paper from his early career from “Arcade: The Comics Revue,” as well as childhood drawings, cartoons from the 1950s from his student years at the School of Industrial Art (also known as the Manhattan School of Art and Design) trace the often explored themes of food, heartthrobs, and day to day trivial life. Photographs, portraits and personal snapshots by the artist from his travels provide context for the early work on display, and help to make the exhibition a unique window into Kuchar himself.
thanks Alanna & ArtInfo