Honor Fraser, Los Angeles, A24
Born and raised in southern California in the 1960s, Kenny Scharf moved to New York in 1976. By the late 1970s, Scharf was a key figure in the downtown scene where hybrid forms of artistic expression sprung from a do-it-yourself approach to making and presenting art. During this period, Scharf made paintings that include familiar cartoon figures, caricatures of middle-class Americans, and an apocalyptic vision of a world in disarray; videos and performances that explored the unfulfilled promise of the space-age future he grew up with in post-World War II America; and his first COSMIC CAVERN, an immersive installation made with paintings, found objects, and black lights. Honor Fraser Gallery will present rare assemblages, collages, and paintings made between 1978 and 1984.