Ridgefield's Roz Chast Spotlighted In Exhibit At Greenwich's Bruce Museum

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The exhibition of Roz Chast's works, "Being, Nothingness and Much, Much More: Roz Chast, Beyond The New Yorker” will be held at the Bruce Museum from July 12 to October 19.
The exhibition of Roz Chast's works, "Being, Nothingness and Much, Much More: Roz Chast, Beyond The New Yorker” will be held at the Bruce Museum from July 12 to October 19. Photo Credit: Contributed

GREENWICH, Conn. – The Bruce Museum is launching an exhibition of Ridgefield resident Roz Chast’s work on Saturday, July 12, titled, “Being, Nothingness and Much, Much More: Roz Chast, Beyond The New Yorker.”

About 30 of Chast’s works will be exhibited. Chast is an American cartoonist well known for her work for The New Yorker magazine.

The artwork displayed in the exhibit comes from Chast herself and archives of The New Yorker, in addition to drawings from other projects.

“We are delighted to be showing the work of our friend and fellow Connecticut resident Roz Chast,” said Peter C. Sutton, executive director of the Bruce. “We are fortunate to have such a talent right in our backyard. Roz’s works bring humor as well as wit and charm to the museum.”

Also on display will be tapestries and painted eggs decorated with the artist’s signature -- images in the pysanky tradition, a Ukrainian folk art of Easter egg decorating.

Chast was born in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn and graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design. Her work has been featured in The New Yorker since the 1970s and her first cover on the magazine was published in 1986.

Chast has written or illustrated more than a dozen books, including newly released, “Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant,” a graphic novel and New York Times best seller that covers her relationship with her parents as they each approached the end of their lives.

“Being, Nothingness and Much, Much More: Roz Chast, Beyond The New Yorker” will be exhibited in the museum’s Lecture Gallery through Oct. 19.

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