Take a trip to Chelsea to see the show.
Joan Cornellà is the Spanish cartoonist best known for his work that is filled with surreal, dark humor. His use of visual language shines a light on the bleak side of humanity through unconventional scenarios. Cornellà tackles human nature in a way that makes the viewers uneasy in hopes to shed light on the sinister tendencies of humanity.
“I think we all laugh at misery. We must start from the idea that when we laugh, we laugh at someone or something. With empathy or not, there is always some degree of cruelty. In spite of that, I am aware that if one of my cartoons happened in real life I would not laugh at all.”- Joan Cornellà
The exhibition will be on view for 17 days (July 14-30) at the Josée Bienvenu Gallery. This is Cornellà’s first solo show in New York City, and there will probably be lines to get in, so be sure to buy tickets ($8 USD) in advance. The show will feature new canvas paintings and limited-edition illustrations. Visitors will be able to purchase books, shirts and prints. If you’re thinking about purchasing book, Cornellà will be present at the exhibition on certain days to sign copies.
Dates: July 14 – July 30, 2017
Hours: 11am – 7pm
Venue: Josée Bienvenu Gallery, 2nd floor
529 W 20th Street (between 10th & 11th Ave)