San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Words, images, facts and fictions collide in this imaginative, lyrical, and at times dreamlike presentation by MacArthur “Genius” Award-winning cartoonist, graphic novelist, and multimedia theater artist Ben Katchor. Join us on a wild ride through memories of Katchor’s father, art history, technology, a haunting, strangely beautiful South American artifact— and the Biblical declaration: “Thou shalt have no other gods before me.” Katchor will follow with projections of his own comix, read aloud in his famed inimitable style. An enthralling, moving adventure that is not to be missed.
Ben Katchor's picture-stories include Julius Knipl, Real Estate Photographer, Hotel & Farm, The Jew of New York, The Cardboard Valise, and Shoehorn Technique. He produces a monthly strip for Metropolis magazine. His latest book, Hand-Drying in America and Other Stories (Pantheon) was published in 2013. He's collaborated with composer Mark Mulcahy on six music-theater shows, most recently Up From the Stacks (2011) set in the New York Public Library and 42nd Street, circa1970. He was the recipient of a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a fellowship at the American Academy in Berlin. He is an Associate Professor at Parsons, The New School for Design in New York City.
Free admission and Ben Katchor lecture sponsored by:
The University of Louisville Humanities Ph.D. Program, Art Department, The Commonwealth Center for the Humanities and Society, and Jewish Studies Committee
When & Where
Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft (KMAC)
The Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft exhibits art that explores craft, emphazing materials, techniques, process and artistic expression. Local, regional, national, and international contemporary artists and folk artists are featured.
Large-scale exhibitions in three gallery spaces, including highlights from the permanent collection of American Folk Art, community centered Education studio offering hands-on art workshops, and Museum gift shop reknowned for hand-crafted works of art by Kentucky artisans.