Roz Chast

Hello, 2015

hand-hooked rug, wool, burlap

23 x 20 inches

 

Roz Chast

Carrots and Peas, 2013

hand-hooked rug, wool, burlap

20 x 24 inches

 

Roz Chast

Dad's Favorite Foods, 2014

hand-hooked rug, wool, burlap

51 x 36.5 inches

Roz Chast

Infinity Mirror Cover, published Mar. 4, 2013

watercolor and ink on paper

10 x 8 inches

 

Roz Chast

Library Cover, published Oct. 18, 2010

watercolor and ink on paper

10 x 8 inches

 

Roz Chast

The Little Engine That Coulda, 2014

ink on paper

image: 9 x 8 inches

 

Roz Chast

Three Hysterically Blind Mice, October 11, 2004

ink on paper

image: 9 x 8 inches

 

Roz Chast

Urban Trail Mix, published September 13, 2010

ink on paper

image: 7 x 7.25 inches

 

Roz Chast

The Procrastinatorium, 

ink on paper

image: 9 x 8 inches

Roz Chast

Hypochondria House, published December 24, 2007

ink on paper

image: 8.5 x 8 inches

 

Roz Chast

A heart to heart talk, 2007

pen and ink on paper

image: 8.5 x 7 inches

 

Roz Chast

Snowmen In Denial, published March 5, 2012

ink on paper

image: 8.5 x 8 inches

 

Roz Chast

How Grandma Sees the Remote, published February 11, 2008

ink on paper

image: 10 x 7 inches

 

Roz Chast

Egg #77, 2010-2013

eggshell. dye and polyurethane

2 1/4 x 1 5/8 inches

Roz Chast

Egg #74, 2010-2013

eggshell. dye and polyurethane

2 1/4 x 1 5/8 inches

left to right
Egg #86, 2010-2013, Egg #90, 2010-2013, Egg #87, 2010-2013, 
Egg #69, 2010-2013, Egg #73, 2010-2013, Egg #72, 2010-2013

 

left to right:
Egg #80, 2010-2013, Egg #78, 2010-2013, Egg #67, 2010-2013

Roz Chast

Installation View

Roz Chast

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Roz Chast

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Roz Chast

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Roz Chast

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Roz Chast

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Roz Chast

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Roz Chast

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Roz Chast

Something More Pleasant

March 20 - April 18, 2015

Danese/Corey is pleased to announce its inaugural exhibition of original drawings, textiles, and pysanka (dyed eggs) by Roz Chast.  A brilliant interpreter of the everyday, Chast’s cartoons depict neuroses, hilarity, angst, and domesticity and are loaded with words, objects, and patterns.  More than a thousand of her cartoons have been printed in The New Yorker since 1978, and nine collections of her work have been published. Chast addresses the issues of the modern age: guilt, anxiety, aging, families, friends, money, real estate, and much more. Her characters, ranging from her famous “everyfolk” to adapted nursery rhymes or animals, incorporate her wit and distinctive style.  David Remnick, editor-in-chief of The New Yorker has stated, Chast is the magazine’s only certifiable genius.

Roz Chast's first memoir, Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?, published last year, has garnered critical acclaim and enthusiastic response. The memoir is both comfort and comic relief for anyone experiencing the life-altering loss of elderly parents. The book won the Kirkus Prize for Non-Fiction, Best Autobiography from the National Book Critics Circle, and was a finalist for both the National Book Award and the NCS Reuben Award.

Chast was born in 1954 and grew up in Brooklyn, NY. She received a BFA in 1977 from Rhode Island School of Design with studies in graphic design and painting, but returned to cartooning, which she had begun in high school. Less than two years out of college, she was added to the 40 or so artists under contract to The New Yorker, which has continuously published her work for 33 years, from black-and-white cartoons to color spreads, back pages, and covers.

In addition, Chast has provided cartoons and editorial illustrations for almost 50 magazines and journals, among them, Scientific American, Harvard Business Review, Town and Country, and Mother Jones. A prolific author, her books include The Party, After You Left (2014); Theories of Everything: Selected, Collected, and Health-Inspected Cartoons (2008), a twenty-five year retrospective; and What I Hate: From A to Z (2011). In 2007, she collaborated with Steve Martin on the children’s book The Alphabet from A to Y with Bonus Letter Z! and in 2014 she illustrated a book with songwriter Stephen Merritt titled 101 Two-Letter Words (2014) about the two-letter words allowed in the game Scrabble. Around the Clock, a children’s book is her most recent publication, released in January 2015. Chast has lectured widely and received several prestigious awards, including honorary degrees from Pratt Institute and the Art Institute of Boston. In 2013, she was inducted as a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Roz Chast lives in Connecticut with her family and several parrots.

Press

Roz Chast - Danese/Corey exhibition catalogue