Peter Brötzmann Left / Right

July 27, 2013 - Aug. 17, 2013

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Peter Brötzmann

Untitled (landscape)

2013

watercolor and ink wash on found paper

13 3/4 x 18 5/8 inches

Peter Brötzmann

Untitled (house)

2013

painted wooden box construction with painted and shaped wood

9 1/4 x 15 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches

Peter Brötzmann

Untitled (potted plant I)

2013

watercolor on glassine

9 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches

Peter Brötzmann

Untitled (potted plant II)

2013

watercolor on glassine

10 1/8 x 7 1/4 inches

Peter Brötzmann

Untitled (cloud)

2013

painted wooden box construction with metal and shaped and painted wood

10 x 14 x 2 3/4 inches

Peter Brötzmann

Untitled (cloud)

2013

wooden box construction with shaped wood and shaped and painted metal

12 1/2 x 14 x 3 3/4 inches

Peter Brötzmann

Untitled

2013

painted wooden box construction

8 x 10 1/4 x 2 1/2 inches

Peter Brötzmann

Untitled (‘Le Flambeau’)

2013

painted cardboard box construction with found metal and wire

4 1/4 x 6 1/4 x 2 inches

Peter Brötzmann

Untitled (potted flowers II)

2013

watercolor on Japanese paper

10 3/16 x 13 1/2 inches

Peter Brötzmann

Untitled (potted flowers I)

2013

watercolor on Japanese paper

9 1/2 x 13 3/16 inches

Peter Brötzmann

Untitled (Links mit Links)

2013

watercolor and ink on found and folded paper

8 3/8 x 11 3/4 inches

Peter Brötzmann

Untitled (Rechts mit Links)

2013

watercolor and ink on found and folded paper

8 x 11 1/2 inches

Peter Brötzmann

Untitled (Links mit Rechts)

2013

watercolor and ink on found and folded paper

9 1/4 x 11 1/2 inches

Peter Brötzmann

Untitled (Rechts mit Rechts)

2013

watercolor and ink on found and folded paper

9 1/8 x 10 11/16 inches

Peter Brötzmann

Untitled (hands)

2012

ink wash on found paper

13 3/4 x 16 1/2 inches

Peter Brötzmann

Clarinet Bells

2012

charcoal and ink on found paper with tape backing

9 3/16 x 12 3/8 inches

Peter Brötzmann

Untitled (trees)

2012

ink on notebook paper

10 3/4 x 16 11/16 inches

Peter Brötzmann

Untitled (cup and saucer)

2012

ink on notebook paper

10 3/4 x 16 11/16 inches

Peter Brötzmann

Untitled (landscape)

2012

painted wooden box construction with painted paper and shaped metal

5 3/4 x 8 3/4 x 1 1/2 inches

Peter Brötzmann

Untitled (Wuppertal landscape)

2012

painted cardboard box construction with graphite and shaped metal

5 3/4 x 8 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches

Peter Brötzmann

Untitled (landscape)

2012

painted wooden box construction with shaped metal, painted foam, and copper wire

6 1/4 x 8 x 3 1/4 inches

Peter Brötzmann

Untitled (landscape)

2012

painted metal and shaped and painted wood, mounted on wood

6 x 7 1/4 x 2 inches

Peter Brötzmann

Pendulum and Cone II

2012

wooden box construction with wooden stand, metal weights, leather cord, and nail

16 3/4 x 9 x 4 3/4 inches

Peter Brötzmann

Untitled (landscape)

2011

wooden box construction with shaped wood and metal

12 1/4 x 18 1/2 x 6 inches

Peter Brötzmann

Untitled (landscape)

2011

painted cardboard box construction with painted metal, foam, and cut paper

7 1/4 x 5 1/2 x 3 1/4 inches

Peter Brötzmann

Untitled (snakes)

2012

watercolor on found and folded paper

9 1/2 x 11 inches

Peter Brötzmann

Untitled

2012

pastel on found paper

10 1/4 x 8 1/2 inches

Peter Brötzmann

Solid and Spirit

2011

ink wash and graphite on found paper

8 3/4 x 8 1/4 inches

Peter Brötzmann

Untitled

2011

ink and acrylic on found paper folder

13 1/2 x 18 1/2 inches

Peter Brötzmann

Rain Cloud

2011

ink wash and stain on found paper

10 x 11 inches

Peter Brötzmann

Untitled

2011

wooden box construction with shaped wooden object, metal, plexi, and organic fibers

4 x 9 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches

Peter Brötzmann

Untitled (bird)

2011

wooden box construction with painted and shaped wood

8 3/4 x 5 1/2 x 2 inches



Press Release

Corbett vs. Dempsey is pleased to announce Left / Right , an exhibition of new works by Peter Brötzmann.  In his third solo show at Corbett vs. Dempsey, the German artist and musician presents a group of drawings made with both hands, as well as box assemblages made since 2011.  The ambidextrous drawings—landscapes, still lives, portraits of one hand composed by the other – are often executed with both hands simultaneously, the mirror image including a text description, also going opposite directions.  Delicate, intimate works, they possess a palpable vulnerability, recalling the methods of Dieter Roth and the simplicity of Emil Nolde.  Brötzmann has been constructing box works since the 1960s; the most recent ones have a renewed power and unusually vivid colors, perhaps suggesting a more optimistic outlook, or at least a sunny moment.  Wood, metal, fabric—basic materials assembled into wondrous miniature worlds.

Brötzmann’s work is currently the subject of a major survey at the International Center of Graphic Arts

in Ljubljana, Slovenia. A full-color, 48-page catalog, with an essay by Jim Dempsey, accompanies the exhibition.

An opening reception will be held at Corbett vs. Dempsey on Saturday, July 27, 2013, from 5:00 – 8:00pm.


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