Other Planes of There

July 18, 2015 - Aug. 29, 2015

Main Gallery

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Sun Ra


Other Planes of There
1966
ink drawing on metallic paper
14 x 14 inches

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Mark Flood

Mansion
c. 2009
silkscreen on canvas
96 x 76 x 2 inches

Ricky Swallow

Magnifying Glass with Rope No. 4
2015
patinated bronze with oil paint, painted wood
12 x 6 x 4 inches

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Christopher Wool

Untitled (11A)
2014
monotype over photogravure
22 x 18 7/8 inches

Christopher Wool

Untitled (7A)
2014
monotype over photogravure
22 x 18 7/8 inches

Christopher Wool

Untitled (17A)
2014
monotype over photogravure
22 x 18 7/8 inches

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John Sparagana

Themesong Variations (empty speech)
2015
archival inkjet prints, sliced and mixed on paper
70 x 52 inches

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Rebecca Morris

Untitled (#02-14)
2014
oil and spray paint on canvas
65 x 65 inches

Ellen Berkenblit

Pink Trucks
2015
oil and charcoal on linen
65 x 76 inches

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Molly Zuckerman-Hartung

Untitled
2014
acrylic and oil on fabric
62 x 54 inches

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William T. Wiley

Winter Sport
1962-63
ink, oil, paper collage, and wood construction
18 1/4 x 9 x 6 inches

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Lesley Vance

Untitled
2015
watercolor on paper
14 x 11 inches

Lesley Vance

Untitled
2015
watercolor on paper
14 x 11 inches

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Jeff Elrod

Mescalito
2015
acrylic, spray paint, and UV ink on Fisher canvas
27 x 21 inches

Lui Shtini

Spitter
2015
oil on board
18 x 14 inches

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Arlene Shechet

Space Place
2015
glazed ceramic and concrete
61 1/2 x 14 x 14 inches

Miyoko Ito

Iliad
1981
oil on canvas
30 x 38 inches

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Magalie Guérin

Untitled (bondage-general)
2015
oil on canvas
14 x 11 inches

Magalie Guérin

Untitled (bondage-candy twist)
2015
oil on canvas
14 x 11 inches

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Josiah McElheny

Sheerbart Hand-Colors Taut’s Glass House
2014
Drawing with retouching pencil on silver gelatin photograph
20 x 16 inches

Josiah McElheny

Scheerbart Hand-Colors Taut’s Stairway to the Exhibition Room
2014
Drawing with retouching pencil on silver gelatin photograph
20 x 16 inches

Press Release

Opening reception: Saturday, July 18, 6-8 PM

For midsummer 2015, Corbett vs. Dempsey is pleased to present Other Planes of There , a group exhibition spun from a drawing of the same name by the musician Sun Ra.

Curated associatively around Ra’s suggestive phrase, the show gathers together artists who in one way or another investigate space in abstraction: the fold, the flap, the slip, planar, curvilinear, rectilinear, concave, convex, super-flat, organic, mechanical, shallow or deep. Ra’s own 1966 work, which will hang in the show, features a simple linear vortical spiral, inviting the viewer to dive into another dimension; hovering next to it is an angular automatic drawing, spiky and foreboding; both float on a silver foil backing. Mark Flood’s enormous canvas situates a gauze fabric veil at the picture plane, behind which a chasmic depth is inferred; Christopher Wool’s intimate monoprints blot a bright red mark atop a printed black and white background, condensing or collapsing the space of the image. Ricky Swallow’s trompe l’oeil bronze sculpture suggests a rope trick frozen in time; Arlene Shechet’s “Space Place,” which also takes its name from Ra, places a cardiod organic glazed ceramic on a contrastingly smooth concrete pedestal. In John Sparagana’s new work the empty text bubbles of a Dick Tracy comic are delicately scrambled to reveal absent potentialities – space of thought, thoughts of space. The exhibition features new paintings by Ellen Berkenblit, Jeff Elrod, Magalie Guerin, Rebecca Morris, Lui Shtini, and Molly Zuckerman-Hartung, and a 1981 painting by Miyoko Ito; new collages by Lesley Vance; recent hand-tinted photographs by Josiah McElheny; and a 1962 sculpture by William T. Wiley.