Charline von Heyl Why Not?

April 30, 2015 - June 6, 2015

Main Gallery

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Charline von Heyl


Duck and Friends
2014
acrylic on linen
20 x 18 inches

Installation view

Charline von Heyl

Orange Duck
2014
acrylic on linen
20 x 18 inches

Charline von Heyl

Double Duck
2014
acrylic on linen
24 x 20 inches

Installation view

Charline von Heyl

Viaduct
2014
acrylic on linen
20 x 18 inches

Installation view

Charline von Heyl

Rumpel Duck
2014
acrylic on linen
20 x 18 inches

Installation view

Charline von Heyl

Crossover Ducks
2014
acrylic on linen
24 x 20 inches

Installation view

Charline von Heyl

Treble Duck
2014
acrylic on linen
24 x 20 inches

Charline von Heyl

Duck a’ (l`art?)
2014
acrylic on linen
20 x 18 inches

Installation view

Charline von Heyl

Duck on Rose
2014
acrylic on linen
20 x 18 inches

Press Release

Opening: Thursday, April 30, 6:00-8:00pm

It is with great pleasure that Corbett vs. Dempsey presents Keiichi Tanaami, Collages 1969-1973 and Charline von Heyl, Why Not?

As a perfect counterpoint to Tanaami, painter Charline von Heyl follows her CvsD exhibition last year, Interventionist Demonstration (Why a Duck?), with a reply-show, Why Not? Nine smallish canvases, each of which features the same duck motif that was born in von Heyl’s mural-like painting from the last show (now part of the Art Institute of Chicago’s permanent collection), are distributed throughout the gallery, sneaking up on the Japanese collages, hiding in a corner, peeking from behind a wall. The bright orange ducks interrupt the proceedings the same way they interrupt the little paintings – with irreverence and an unrepentant sense of play. A surprise move from one of the most surprising painters in contemporary art, Why Not? is a question and an answer rolled into one.

Both shows are accompanied by bite-size catalogs, full color, available at the opening.