In collaboration with INVISIBLE-EXPORTS
Happy days and good times. Really? Now? Happy Days. Good Times. Are they states of being or 1970s TV shows? Welcome to the ambiguous but endearing, high and low, humorous and poignant, sardonic sincerity of an exhibition by Cary Leibowitz a/k/a Candyass. Happy Days Good Times/Vicey Versy presents new paintings, photo-based collages, and serially produced art-objects-as-tchotchkes/tchotchkes-as-art-objects conceived by the artist for Fleisher/Ollman in conjunction with Museum Show, his first-ever comprehensive, internationally traveling, mid-career retrospective exhibition, on view at the Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, from February 2– March 25. Made in 2017-2018, most of the work has never been seen outside of San Francisco, which celebrated Leibowitz, the consummate New Yorker, to an unprecedented degree in 2017: the Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, organized and presented Museum Show and the gallery exhibition Prequel Nyquil was presented by INVISIBLE-EXPORTS, Leibowitz’s New York gallery, as its first foray to the West Coast.