Apr 27, 2017–Sep 3, 2017
The CJM is pleased to present the only appearance of Roz Chast’s Cartoon Memoirs retrospective exhibition outside of New York and Massachusetts. Chast is one of the most celebrated and beloved cartoonists working in the United States today; she has been publishing with The New Yorker since 1978. Her 2014 graphic memoir Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? deals with the difficult subject of caring for aging parents.
Jul 20, 2017–Oct 22, 2017
The 613 is a major painting project by Archie Rand presented at The CJM in its museum debut and first appearance outside New York City. In traditional Jewish texts 613 rules for ethical and religious behavior are asked of all Jews. Rand’s exhibition includes one painting for each one of the 613; they are acrylic on canvas paintings (20 x 16 in.) arranged in a huge grid comprising 1700 square feet.
Jul 28, 2016–Jun 20, 2017
Bay Area visual artist Kota Ezawa partners with San Francisco native James Kirby Rogers, a contemporary dancer at The Houston Ballet II. The pair create a video animation based on Rogers’ choreography and movements, which he performs in front of Ezawa’s camera. Their collaboration, Much Ado About Nothing, as a synthesis of two art forms, blurs the line between tangible human movements and the imaginative powers enabled by digital animation.