Big Youth New Painters from Chicago

July 11, 2009 - Sept. 5, 2009

Main Gallery

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Installation view

Joel Dean


Parents Just Don't Understand
2009
oil on canvas
64" x 81"

Joel Dean

The Son of Liberty or The Shot Heard Round the World
2009
oil on canvas
90" x 76"

Jon Gardner

Untitled
2009
oil on canvas
38" x 42"

Carl Baratta

The Hills Click & Wave, the Lake, Still, Creeps
2009
egg tempera on board
48" x 48"

Carl Baratta

The Curling Fingers of Tomorrow's Flowers 4
2009
egg tempera on board
48" x 48"

Jenn Wilson

Musk Ox
2007
oil on canvas
54" x 48"

Jenn Wilson

After the Stag Hunt of Elector Frederick the Wise
2008
oil on canvas
60" x 72"

Dominick Garritano

Catch of the Day
2009
oil on canvas
30" x 24"

Dominick Garritano

Frank's Wild Years
2009
oil on canvas
18" x 18"

Joseph Noderer

Poor Boy
2009
acrylic on panel
36" x 38"

Joseph Noderer

Night Sound
2009
acrylic on panel
36" x 38"

J. Austin Eddy

Untitled
2009
acrylic and glitter on board
20" x 16"

J. Austin Eddy

There's a Party in Bed and We're All Invited
2009
acrylic on canvas
18" x 22"

Jon Gardner

Untitled
2009
oil on canvas
38" x 42"

Hounyeh Kim

Untitled
2008
acrylic gouache on paper
15" x 7.5"

Hounyeh Kim

Untitled
2008
acrylic gouache on paper
14" x 10"

Isak Applin

Good Morning Norm Jacques
2009
oil on canvas
50" x 50"

Isak Applin

The Remains of Edward Windsor
2008
oil on canvas
36" x 48"

Jason Karolak

Untitled (P-0903)
2009
oil on canvas
13" x 11"

Jason Karolak

Untitled (P-0906)
2009
oil on canvas
13" x 15"

Rachel Niffenegger

Smoking Heretics
2009
watercolor, acrylic, gouache, ash, wax, and pencil on paper
22" x 30"

Rachel Niffenegger

Melted Teeth and Marl with a Ponytail Shadow
2009
watercolor, acrylic, gouache, and spray paint on paper
19" x 27"

Carmen Price

Aliens on the Beach
2008
gouache on paper
15" x 20"

Carmen Price

COMM
2008
gouache on paper
11" x 15"

Installation view


Press Release

In the spirit of the most beautiful summer in years, Corbett vs. Dempsey is pleased to present Big Youth, an exhibition of 13 emerging painters from Chicago.

Isak Applin
Carl Baratta
Joel Dean
J. Austin Eddy
Jonathan Gardner
Dominick Garritano
Jason Karolak
Hounyeh Kim
Rachel Niffenegger
Joseph Noderer
Carmen Price
Benjamin Seamons
and
Jenn Wilson

Over the last half decade, CvsD has noted a new wave of exciting  young artists making uncommonly strong work.  This show culls a baker’s dozen of the best, all of them affiliated with the School of the Art Institute, many of them with its summer school, OxBow. Though all of the pieces in the exhibition are paintings, they are in a range of media and sizes, on paper, canvas, board and a single painted object.  Subject matter is similarly various, ranging from  deeply considered abstractions and iconoclastic figurative canvases to animals and wild landscapes.  Reference points include earlier generations of Chicago art from the Monster Roster and Hairy Who, and contemporary heavyweights from Richard Artschwager to Peter Doig.

Directly following the opening, CvsD will take on their friends at Roots & Culture, around the corner, in a no-holds-barred DJ soundclash.  Call it experience vs. youth – you be the judge!

Big Youth is accompanied by full-color 28 page catalog.