Cary Leibowitz (Candyass)

Since the early 1990s, when he became widely known under the nom de brosse Candyass, Cary Leibowitz has been one of the art world’s most delicious practitioners of demonstrative self-abasement. In both his cheeky multiples and his irregular-format paint-on-wood “word” works, Leibowitz mixes elements of therapy and self-loathing, interrogation and self-interrogation, institutional critique, social commentary and stand-up comedy routine, turning the gestures and reflexes of self-doubt and social skepticism into pictures of self-awareness as a theater (or satire? Or both?) of vulnerability.


Leibowitz has exhibited in museums and institutions across the globe including the Jewish Museum, New York, the Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, PS1 MoMA, New York, Art Metropole, Toronto, and galleries such as Alexander Gray Associates, New York, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, Clifford Smith Gallery, Boston, and Galerie Vier, Berlin. His work has been reviewed in the New Yorker, Artforum, The New York Times, Frieze Magazine, Art in America, among others.


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