The World We Live In: Todd Schorr at Merry Karnowsky

Todd Schorr, "An Ape Allegory (Study)" 2008

Opening Reception: March 28 from 8 to 11pm
Hosted by David Arquette

A portion of the evening's sales will go to Feeding America

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.
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. -Todd Schorr
Merry Karnowsky Gallery
Gallery hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 12-6pm

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