Todd Schorr has a sweeping career survey coming up next month — but since it's at the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, most of his West Coast fans probably won't catch it. But our consolation prize is pretty great — a special short preview exhibition and a book-signing party for the hefty accompanying monograph, Neverlasting Miracles, right here at his L.A. gallery, KP Projects. With a visual style referencing the Old Masters and European romanticism, but depicting characters and both high and low pop culture moments from our own time and place, Schorr's epic, operatic technique packs the double punch of humor and societal insight. "Todd Schorr: Atomic Cocktail" (both the show and the book) takes a specific look at the intersection of personal memory, cultural zeitgeist and art history in Schorr's classic masterpieces and new work created with the show in mind.
Beloved and seismically influential contemporary surrealist painter