Molly Zuckerman-Hartung Negative Joy

Feb. 3, 2012 - March 17, 2012

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Molly Zuckerman-Hartung


Necessary Convolutions
2007-11
oil, enamel, spray paint, plexiglass on cut canvas
36 x 32 inches

Molly Zuckerman-Hartung

Sweat of Gold

2008-11

oil, spray paint on canvas

36 x 24 inches

Molly Zuckerman-Hartung

Bathysphere
2011
mixed media on canvas
16 x 20 inches

Molly Zuckerman-Hartung

X,Y,Z and per se and

2009-11

oil, collage and artists frame on panel

16 x 12 inches

Molly Zuckerman-Hartung

Extending

2009 - 11

oil, shells, tile grout, latex and collage on canvas

14 x 11 inches

Molly Zuckerman-Hartung

Balancing my Mixed Metaphors
2011
spray paint and acrylic on linen
24 x 20 inches

Molly Zuckerman-Hartung

Foraging

2010-11

oil, spray paint, crab on canvas

10 x 8 inches

Molly Zuckerman-Hartung

Vessel-Kink

2011

tracing paper, enamel, graphite, collage and tacks

on rear of canvas

20 x 16 inches

Molly Zuckerman-Hartung

What’s in the front, whose in the back

2011

oil, enamel, glitter, detritus, & cut painted canvas

Left: 9 x 10 inches; Right: 15 x 12 inches

Molly Zuckerman-Hartung

Bird & Bird (Broad advisory, transactional and contentious capability)

2011

oil, spray paint and painted leather

connecting two paintings

Left painting: 15 x 13 inches; Right painting: 15 x 12 inches

Molly Zuckerman-Hartung

Hard and Soft Nipples

2011

oil, latex, collage, thumbtacks, staples, inlaid wood on canvas

16 x 14 inches

Molly Zuckerman-Hartung

Living things move toward the edge of chaos

2011

oil, spray paint, trash on linen

18 x 14 inches

Molly Zuckerman-Hartung

Copy, Cut and Paste

2010

oil, sand, grout, polyurethane, trash on cut linen

24 x 18 inches

Molly Zuckerman-Hartung

That one thing follows another accounts for nothing

2006-10

latex, watch and collage on canvas

24 x 18 inches

Molly Zuckerman-Hartung

Venomous, with four pairs of arms
2008-11
oil, collage, glitter, and wire on panel
19 x 23 inches

Molly Zuckerman-Hartung

Tank
2011
oil, acrylic, spray paint, Plexiglas, and wood on panel
15 x 11 inches

Molly Zuckerman-Hartung

Ulcerous gnawing as a reaction to one’s embeddedness
2009-11
oil, enamel, leather, collage with artists frame on canvas
18 x 14 inches

Molly Zuckerman-Hartung

Rectilinear Cephalopod Sampler
2009-11
oil and collage on linen
20 x 16 inches

Molly Zuckerman-Hartung

Every one of us
2011
oil on linen
16 x 14 inches

Molly Zuckerman-Hartung

Get in My Belly
2011
oil, marker and cold wax on canvas
18 x 14 inches

Molly Zuckerman-Hartung

Components of living systems self-organize
2011
oil, enamel, collage, spray paint on canvas
19 x 15 inches

Molly Zuckerman-Hartung

Equilibrium is a precursor to death
2005-11
oil, enamel, silver tape, velvet on canvas
24 x 24 inches

Molly Zuckerman-Hartung

http://www.hotelhome.com.au/HotelHomeWWW/bedspread/DesignSummary.php?bedspreadid=5
2010
acrylic, oil, spray paint, enamel, and gravel on cut canvas
24 x 20 inches

Molly Zuckerman-Hartung

Homecoming Mud Puddle
2011
oil, grout, graphite on linen
15 x 12 inches

Molly Zuckerman-Hartung

Anti-Expeditious

2011

oil, acrylic, spray paint, card board, various objects

90 x 130 inches


Press Release

It is with great pleasure that Corbett vs. Dempsey presents Negative Joy , a show of new work by Molly Zuckerman-Hartung.  In her Corbett vs. Dempsey debut, Zuckerman-Hartung continues a deeply inquisitive exploration of painting as a primary practice, investigating its material raptures, intellectual speed-bumps, and conceptual limits.  Zuckerman-Hartung, who was raised in Olympia, Washington, and now lives and teaches in Chicago, simultaneously has an adoring relationship with paint – its gooey, viscous, repulsive, sexy physicality – and is also instinctively skeptical of its fetishistic power. Working abstractly, in relatively small scale, she reaches into a deep trick-bag, pouring, spraying, incising, collaging, assemblaging, linking, amputating, and otherwise thoroughly working and reworking her canvases.  An earlier interest in modernist geometry has been subsumed in a much wider array of effects, blasting open cubist facets and placing them in an explosive array of textures, colors, and even images.

Ferociously original and intent on maintaining a permanent personal revolution, Zuckerman-Hartung has rapidly become one of the most visible artists of her generation to emerge in Chicago.  Recent exhibitions have included Anna Kustera Gallery (New York) and Spazio Cabinet (Milan), and in upcoming months she will be featured in one-person exhibitions at Jacky Strenz (Frankfurt) in March, and the Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago) in May.

Negative Joy is accompanied by a 44-page catalog featuring full-color reproductions of the paintings and a conversation between John Corbett and Zuckerman-Hartung.


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