Painting

Cary Leibowitz: Museum Show

Jan 26, 2017 - Jun 25, 2017Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco

Cary Leibowitz’s first museum show, cavorting an over 30-year career with 350 works that culminate in humor, cultural insight, and a bit of nimble shit-talking that has made the text-based painter’s commentary on gay and Jewish perspectives so powerful and recognizable.

“As the curator, I could not be more honored to have been, in Cary’s words, ‘the driver of this bus with only three wheels and a whiney asshole riding shotgun’.” So says Contemporary Jewish Museum of San Francisco’s Associate Curator, Anastasia James of Cary Leibowitz’s first museum show, cavorting an over 30-year career with 350 works that culminate in humor, cultural insight, and a bit of nimble shit-talking that has made the text-based painter’s commentary on gay and Jewish perspectives so powerful and recognizable. Known often by the moniker “Candyass,” the show features paintings, fabric works, installations, photography, and other ephemera. “I hope to harness the energy of Cary’s output,” James says, “To remind visitors that art can be honest, energetic, open, and above all, deeply personal.”