SATURDAY, MARCH 28, 8-11 PM
Merry Karnowsky Gallery is proud to present a solo exhibition of new works by renowned American artist Todd Schorr. One of the most prominent pop surrealist painters working today, Schorr uses the exacting techniques of the old masters to paint colorful cartoon characters, corporate mascots and other pop culture icons in a unique style he calls “cartoon realism.”
Schorr’s work is highly influenced by the popular culture of his childhood: post-war 1950’s America. His formative years were spent watching countless horror, sci-fi, war,
cartoon, cowboy, and puppet shows on a black-and white TV set, building styrene plastic models, reading comic books, and leafing through his parents’ National Geographic magazines.
Schorr says: “Like any artist of worth, it took many long years of struggle and investigative
thought along with trial and error as well as constant honing of technique to reach the point
where I felt I had created a language which, when spoken well, would command some
semblance of purpose. I work in what is best described as a surreal style but filtered through the
mind and eyes of what is, for better or worse, uniquely American.”
Visit the gallery HERE!
170 S. LA BREA AVENUE
LOS ANGELES, CA 90036
MARCH 28 - APRIL 18, 2009