April 30 - June 6, 2015
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.