DCKT Contemporary is pleased to present recent drawings by SOPHIE CRUMB and ALINE KOMINSKY-CRUMB, the first time mother and daughter have exhibited together. Their works present observations on present-day womanhood, fluctuating from affable to sardonic.

SOPHIE CRUMB’s watercolor and ink works originate in a purposefully removed place of observation and contemplation: the fashion magazine. Images of models are rendered in harsh colors and exaggerated angles, with CRUMB’s technique de-idealizing what is being “sold.” The results are borderline grotesque, pointing up manufactured glamour with dark humor.

ALINE KOMINSKY-CRUMB’s works originate in action, participation and performance: the personal makeover. Endeavoring to understand the desire of some women to remain “forever” younger looking, KOMINSKY-CRUMB underwent a strip-mall beauty parlor transformation at Hair Magic in North Miami Beach, Florida. The resulting self-portraits and drawings of people she met there evince a humorous vulnerability and absurdity.

SOPHIE CRUMB lives and works in France. Her previous solo exhibition was in 2010 at DCKT Contemporary and her work has been included in group shows at Matthew Marks Gallery, Leila Heller Gallery and Paul Morris Gallery. Sophie Crumb: Evolution of a Crazy Artist, a chronological, lifelong sketchbook anthology, was published in 2010. CRUMB has been published in Vogue, V, Nylon, Vice, numerous other magazines and has produced her own comics.

ALINE KOMINSKY-CRUMB lives and works in France. She received her BFA from the University of Arizona (Tucson) in 1971. Previous solo exhibitions include Art and Culture Center of Hollywood (FL), Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art (NY) and Adam Baumgold Gallery. Drawn Together: The Collected Works of R. and A. Crumb was published in 2012. KOMINSKY-CRUMB has been published in ARTFORUM, The New York Times, The New Yorker, Time Out New York, numerous other magazines and has produced her own comics since the early 1970s.

The exhibition will be on view at DCKT Contemporary, 21 Orchard Street (between Canal & Hester).

Hours are Wednesday through Sunday, noon – 6pm.

For further information, please contact Dennis Christie or Ken Tyburski at the gallery.

Sophie Crumb & Aline Kominsky-Crumb

September 7 - October 19, 2014
Opens September 7, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM



Sophie Crumb, Teeth, 2014

Temporarily Blonde

Aline Kominsky-Crumb, Temporarily Blonde, 2012


Sophie Crumb, Nails, 2013

Lemon Tree Very Pretty

Aline Kominsky-Crumb, Lemon Tree Very Pretty, 2011

Le Goût des Robes

Sophie Crumb, Le Goût des Robes, 2011

Sad Eyes

Aline Kominsky-Crumb, Sad Eyes, 2012

Brigitte Lahaie

Sophie Crumb, Brigitte Lahaie, 2013

The Odd Couple

Aline Kominsky-Crumb, The Odd Couple, 2012


Sophie Crumb, Pigtails, 2014


Sophie Crumb, IX, 2014

Queens for a Day

Aline Kominsky-Crumb, Queens for a Day, 2012


Sophie Crumb, Models, 2013


Sophie Crumb, Hospital, 2014

Hair Magic

Aline Kominsky-Crumb, Hair Magic, 2012


Sophie Crumb, Underwater, 2014

Frappucino to go

Aline Kominsky-Crumb, Frappucino to go, 2012

Larger than Life

Aline Kominsky-Crumb, Larger than Life, 2012

Leonora from Aventura

Aline Kominsky-Crumb, Leonora from Aventura, 2014

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