Aline Kominsky-Crumb and R. Crumb, Drawn Together, Exhibition view. Courtesy of David Zwirner and the artists.
For an exhibition consisting primarily of black-and-white line drawings, Aline Kominsky-Crumb & R. Crumb: Drawn Together is surprisingly colorful. Including more than 30 framed works, in addition to over a dozen comics displayed in rows along the walls of David Zwirner gallery, the sheer volume of text and image can seem overwhelming. But the works' humorous nature and enthralling narratives make them challenging, accessible, and immediately captivating, keeping the audience slowly moving along the walls reading and laughing out loud—not a common occurrence in a Chelsea gallery. With titles like Aline & Bob in Botox Enlightenment (2012) and Aline & Bob in Should Oddball Types Have Kids? (2011), the pages recount the private stories of artists Aline Kominsky-Crumb and Robert Crumb's family life.