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8/24, Gallery Sessions: Daniel Clowes
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Nancy Tubbs

August 16, 2019    

McEvoy Foundation for the Arts presents:

Gallery Sessions: Daniel Clowes

Saturday, August 24, 3:00pm-3:30pm, San Francisco


In this free Gallery Sessions at McEvoy Foundation for the Arts, cartoonist, author, and illustrator Daniel Clowes discusses his personal collection of Popsies figurines as examples of editions that have influenced his creative practice. The collection is on display in MFA's current exhibition 'What is an edition, anyway?,' which presents unexpected artworks in and about the artist's edition to offer a sweeping examination of editions-based practices. Gallery Sessions invite artists and curators to explore and contemplate their works on view with visitors in an intimate setting. Free registration for this event is encouraged.

Mass-produced in Japan in the 1960s and 1970s and distributed in the United States, Popsies are small, sculptural greetings with spring-loaded messages in the characters' heads that are as grotesque and bizarre as any in Clowes' pantheon of misfits. Clowes' signature comic book series "Eightball" originated several of the cartoonist's most renowned comics-including "Like a Velvet Glove Cast in Iron," "Ghost World," "Ice Haven," and "The Death-Ray"-to offer a powerful and humorous critique of American culture. Clowes talks about the relationship between the figurative characteristics of the Popsies and their impact on his illustrative style, as pictured in an original cover drawing for "Eightball #8," also on view.

Daniel Clowes (b. 1961) is a cartoonist, illustrator, and screenwriter. Clowes is the subject of the monograph The Art of Daniel Clowes: Modern Cartoonist (Seattle: Fantagraphics Books, 2012), published in conjunction with a major retrospective at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago and the Oakland Museum of California. He is the recipient of many awards, including the PEN Literary Award and numerous Eisner, Harvey, and Ignatz comics industry awards. Clowes received his BFA from the Pratt Institute, Brooklyn. He lives and works in Oakland, California.

Saturday, August 24

McEvoy Foundation for the Arts
1150 25th St., Building B
San Francisco, CA, 94107

Free with registration.

Phone: 415-580-7605
Contact: McEvoy Foundation for the Arts

About McEvoy Foundation for the Arts:
The McEvoy Foundation for the Arts (MFA) presents exhibitions and events that engage, expand, and challenge themes in the McEvoy Family Collection. Established in 2017, MFA's vision is to create an open, intimate, and welcoming setting for private contemplation and community discussion about art and culture.
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