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HF First Look: 4 Video Interviews with Todd Schorr: “American Surrealist”!

Four great interviews with master painter Todd Schorr, discussing his process, influences, and more. Northern California’s San Jose Museum of Art will present a retrospective on master surrealist Todd Schorr The exhibition, curated by SJMAs Senior Scholar and Curator of Collections Susan Landauer, is accompanied by a book published by Last Gasp, San Francisco. Stay tuned for more exclusive coverage for the show here at Hi-Fructose, behind the scenes blog posts, and the launch of Hi-Fructose vol.12, which includes an in-depth feature on Schorr at the San Jose Museum of Art.
The Todd Schorr: “American Surrealist” Exhibition runs June 20 through September 16, 2009 at the San Jose Museum of Art.

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