Cary Leibowitz

The Contemporary Jewish Museum

New York–based contemporary artist Cary Leibowitz (b. 1963) creates comically self-effacing text-based works with a decidedly gay and often Jewish perspective that address issues of identity, kitsch, modernist critique and queer politics. Since the early 1990s, when he became widely known under the moniker "Candyass," Leibowitz has been one of the art world's most delicious practitioners of this demonstrative self-abasement. The exhibition features nearly 350 original artworks and multiples from 1987 to the present: paintings, fabric works, multiples, installations, documentation, photography and ephemera related to curatorial endeavors and performance.

This is what SF/Arts curator Christian L. Frock has to say about Cary Leibowitz :

New York-based Cary Leibowitz came up in the ’90s and is known for work that considers identity, queer politics and the art market, among other subjects. This sprawling exhibition presents the artist’s first comprehensive museum survey and features a new hardcover catalog with newly commissioned essays contextualizing the more than 350 artworks and multiples on display.

Courtesy of the artist and INVISI- BLE-EXPORTS

Event Info
Jan 26 → Jun 25
Fri-Tue 11 am-5 pm, Thu 11 am-8 pm (closed Wed)
$14 adults, $12 students and senior citizens with a valid ID, and $5 on Thursdays after 5pm. Youth 18 and under free.
The Contemporary Jewish Museum
736 Mission, San Francisco
Info: 655-7800
Venue: 655-7800
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