The artist’s name may ring a bell: Koren has contributed close to a thousand cartoons to the New Yorker since 1962, featuring a lovably shaggy cast of characters, which one wag described as “Muppets on Rogaine.” This five-decade survey features original drawings for Koren’s cartoons and illustrated books, and also débuts a quartet of panoramic drawings, inspired by the dioramas at the American Museum of Natural History. A public reception, from 5 to 7, celebrates the show’s opening. (A related exhibition is installed at the Luise Ross gallery, in Chelsea, where a reception will be held on May 1, from 3 to 5.) Opens April 27.
Date: April 27 – June 12
Wallach Art Gallery at Columbia University
Venue Address: Schermerhorn Hall, 116th Street and Broadway, New York, N.Y.
Venue Phone: 212-854-7288
Thursday • April 15 • 6:00 PM
Curious about Cartooning: Film Screening and Cartoonist Panel
Join director Lyda Ely for a screening of her film Funny Business (2009), featuring some of the most celebrated cartoonists of The New Yorker magazine. This insider’s look at a previously unexamined world includes George Booth, Roz Chast, Matt Diffee, Mort Gerberg, Sam Gross, Ed Koren, Lee Lorenz, Arnie Levin, Frank Modell, Victoria Roberts, and David Sipress. Following the screening, Lyda Ely will lead a discussion with a select group of New Yorker cartoonists featured in the film about their craft and the lasting influence of cartooning legend Charles Addams. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Charles Addams’s New York. $
$8 Seniors and Students
$6 Museum Members
*A two dollar surcharge applies for unreserved, walk-in participants.
For more information please call 917.492.3395 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street
New York, NY 10029
[illustration by Charles Addams]
If you weren’t able to attend the Illustration Department’s mini-symposium “Illustration in the Age of Anxiety” this past November, you are in luck! FORA.tv has an archive of the event which you can view at their website. The symposium focused on how illustration handles times of unease and anxiety in our culture, from the atomic anxiety of the 1950s to today’s wars and upheaval and featured three conversations lead by prominent and accomplished writers illustrators. For full descriptions of each session, check out our original write-up and make sure to head over to FORA.tv and watch the video.
[pictured above from left to right: Ruth Marten, Tara McPherson, and Nora Krug.]
Illustration in the Age of Anxiety
Saturday, November 10th
The New School
55 West 13 Street
Free and open to the public
Parsons The New School for Design Illustration Department presents a new mini-symposium focused on how the current cultural climate is affecting the field of illustration.
Illustration in the Age of Anxiety looks at how illustration handles times of unease and anxiety in our culture, from the atomic anxiety of the 1950s to today’s wars and upheaval. “Illustration in the Age of Anxiety” will feature three conversations lead by prominent and accomplished writers illustrators.
“Shaky Line, Shaky Times: Ed Koren and Ed Sorel in Conversation with Dan Nadel” will feature master satirical illustrators Ed Koren and Ed Sorel who will discuss their famously anxious drawing styles and nearly half century’ worth of drawings for hundreds of books and publications.
“Ben Katchor: Reading in Public” will feature MacArthur-award winning graphic novelist Ben Katchor, who joins Parsons as a full time faculty member this fall, as he discusses the difficulties of reading in an uncertain time.
Pop-gothic artist Tara McPherson and illustrator-tattoo artist Ruth Marten will talk to Guarnaccia about drawing on the dark side of life in the final session of the symposium, “A Light in the Dark: Ruth Marten and Tara McPherson in conversation with Steven Guarnaccia.”
Nora Krug, another new fulltime faculty member in the illustration department, will deliver the introductory remarks and introduce the panels.
The event will be held in the Theresa Lang Community and Student Center at The New School, 55 West 13th Street, 2nd floor, from 3-7 pm and is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.parsons.newschool.edu/events or 212-229-8919.
(Poster illustrated by Nora Krug.)