DCKT Contemporary is pleased to present SOPHIE CRUMB’s debut solo exhibition. This exhibition coincides with the release of the monograph Sophie Crumb: Evolution of a Crazy Artist, edited by her parents R. Crumb & Aline Kominsky-Crumb and published by W. W. Norton. A talk with R. Crumb is scheduled for 7pm on Monday, November 1 at Barnes & Noble – Union Square.
CRUMB’s drawings are expressionistic, unforgiving and starkly revelatory. CRUMB mines her emotions to create works based on her current experiences but always with an eye on her unique and eccentric past. Her drawings and prints often depict events culled from her life in a small town in rural France, as well as periods of time in New York and Berkeley.
Other CRUMB drawings critique the way the media churns through people and products for the next big story, or flash in the pan. Images of models, starlets and socialites are rendered in harsh colors. Sunglass models no longer have perfect, airbrushed skin but are covered in the lines of the artist’s hand. Starlet meltdowns are exposed with a tinge of sadness directed toward the media-addicted public that demands scandal.
Sophie Crumb: Evolution of a Crazy Artist explores the development of an artist from her earliest beginnings to the present. CRUMB has peppered the book with commentary explaining the circumstances of her life at the time the drawings were made. CRUMB discusses the challenges of growing up the daughter of two celebrated artists and the pressure to find her own voice.
CRUMB has been included in group shows at DCKT Contemporary, Paul Morris Gallery and other galleries. She has been published in Vogue, V, Nylon, Vice and numerous other magazines. She has also collaborated with R. Crumb & Aline Kominsky-Crumb on Dirty Laundry Comics and produced her own series, Belly Button Comix. CRUMB lives in the south of France with her husband and their son Eli.
The exhibition will be on view at DCKT Contemporary, 195 Bowery (at Spring Street).
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