Todd Schorr: American Surreal is the first mid-career retrospective of the Los Angeles-based artist. Schorr is a leading figure in Southern California’s cartoon-based movement, which embraces low-brow culture and a ribald graphic style indebted to pop sources such as Mad magazine. Schorr’s astonishing, highly polished realism, (inspired by Bosch, Brueghel and Dali), sets him apart from his best-known peers such as Camille Rose Garcia, Gary Baseman, and Mark Ryden. The exhibition, curated by SJMA’s Senior Scholar and Curator of Collections Susan Landauer, will be accompanied by a new book published by Last Gasp, San Francisco.
More on the opening reception and book release to follow soon. In the meantime, watch the short video teaser above and don’t sleep on booking your plans for opening weekend now.
Todd Schorr: American Surreal
June 20th – September 16th @ The San Jose Museum Of Art