Roz Chast brings a whole lot of something, and nothing, to the Bruce Museum

1_CartoonAmerican cartoonist Roz Chast will soon have an exhibition all to her own, when the Bruce Museum presents “Being, Nothingness and Much, Much More: Roz Chast, Beyond The New Yorker.”

Chast, who has gained numerous fans over the years for her cartoons and covers for the “New Yorker,” will have about 30 works in this latest show, which opens on Saturday.

The work is on loan from Chast and the magazine’s archives. While her “New Yorker” work will figure prominently, the show also offers a chance to see her prints and drawings from other projects, according to organizers.

“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 Museum in a recent news release.  “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.”

If you go, also look for the painted eggs (in the pysanky tradition) and tapestries that feature the artist’s signature images.

Chast, a native of Flatbush, Brooklyn, had her first New Yorker cover in 1986, but had already contributed many images to the magazine and other New York publications. She also is an author, with her latest book “Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant,” having recently been released. The Bruce Museum show will run through Oct. 19.

Christina Hennessy