January 25 - December 13, 2014
Corbett vs. Dempsey is pleased to announce three simultaneous solo exhibitions: Arturo Herrera, Books ; John Sparagana, Crowds & Powder ; and Jackie Saccoccio, Portraits .
Crowds & Powder represents John Sparagana’s second exhibition with Corbett vs. Dempsey, building on the momentum of 2011’s Between the Eyes , as well as recent shows in Berlin and Zürich. Deploying an intense and deliberative process of breaking down and rebuilding magazine pages, Sparagana’s incredible works require another term than “collage,” as they continue to interrogate the delivery systems of mass media. With a manual sensibility and the obsessiveness of a digital stutter, this body of works deconstructs the cold, fast read of news magazine spreads, slowing down the viewer’s scan of the image, infusing it with a painterly patina and a post apocalyptic buzz.