Spanish cartoonist Joan Cornellà has a huge following for his brutally funny, often shocking comics, which mine humor from popsicle colors and dismemberment. His work is gruesome but somehow illuminating. His work has been published in the US by Fantagraphics in two books, Mox Nox and Zonzo. How you react to the cover of Zonzo will pretty much determine if you can take his work or not. Anyhow, he’s having an art show in New York that opens on Friday, but to see it you must sign up in advance AND pay $8 at the door.
Sounds wild, right? But it seems that previous Cornella exhibits have drawn an average of 15,000 visitors and a four hour wait. I told you he was popular. He’ll be at the show with copies office new book, SOT.
Anyway you can sign up for a slot, details below.
Joan Cornellà: A New York Solo Exhibition
co-hosted by Factotum Productions & Huli Erizo
Dates: July 14 – July 30, 2017
Hours: 11am – 7pm
Venue: Josée Bienvenu Gallery, 2nd floor
529 W 20th Street (between 10th & 11th Ave)
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Pay the admission fee at the door: $8 USD
(In order to avoid lines and gain access to the show, pre-booking a reserved admission timeslot is compulsory. Pre-register your limited day and hour, and pay at the door.)
Factotum Productions and Huli Erizo, with Josee Bienvenu Gallery, are pleased to present Joan Cornellà’s first solo exhibition in New York at the gallery’s 2nd floor space.
Joan Cornellà is a Barcelona based cartoonist and illustrator famous for his works imbued with unsettling, surreal, and black humor. Through simplistic visual language, he satirizes the sinister and often bleak side of humanity through unconventional scenarios. In these times of extreme hypocrisy, the artist sheds some light onto ourselves, unveiling human nature in Cornellà’s notoriously disquieting manner.
The 17-day exhibition will include new canvas paintings and limited edition illustrations, as well as books, shirts, and prints available for purchase. Joan will be present at the exhibition for several days and signing copies of his new book, SOT, from time to time.
Parental Advisory Warning:
The works in this exhibition contain adult themes and are not for sensitive or subjective hearts! Children under 16 must be accompanied by parents.
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