I can think of no more-overdue a retrospective and monograph than the forthcoming Cary Leibowitz: Museum Show and accompanying catalogue. Formerly (and still periodically) known as Candyass, Leibowitz has been exhibiting his unique brand of the 'pathetic aesthetic' for over thirty years. Jerry Saltz, in the Village Voice, called him an "intermittently excellent sad-sack connoisseur of all things gaudy, queer, Jewish, and beautiful." Rhonda Lieberman, writing in Artforum, noted that "Few artists manage to be so sophisticated, so funny, and so real at the same time."
The exhibition takes place at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco, between January 25th and June 25th. Leibowitz' first comprehensive career survey and solo museum exhibition will feature over three hundred artworks from the late eighties to the present: multiples, paintings, works on paper and fabric. Also included is a new series of mitten-paintings.
A hardcover catalog with newly commissioned contributions will be launched at the exhibition.
The opening celebration takes place on Wednesday January 25th, from 6:30 to 8 pm. Remarks are at 7pm.
The museum is located at 736 Mission Street, San Francisco, 94103. For more information, visit their website, here.