September 10 - October 16, 2010
In Corbett vs. Dempsey’s East Wing, we are proud to present Cosmic Wanderlust , an exhbition of 50 paintings by Michiko Itatani, one of the gallery’s favorite artists. We have taken to subtitling the show “miniature Itatani,” as these works are uncharacteristically tiny (the smallest weigh in at 5″ square), each one its own complete cosmos, part of an interrelated series of images based on fantastic intergalactic libraries (Itatani calls these “hyper-baroque”) and a magical nighttime woodland scene (“Moon-Light/Mooring”) with rings of mysterious illuminated globes that appear in both series. This is the first time Itatani has presented small works independent of larger multi-panel installations. How does CvsD have room for 50 paintings in the wee East Wing? You’ve got to see to believe!