Ralph Arnold Who You / Yeah Baby

Jan. 5, 2008 - Dec. 7, 2008

Main Gallery

View

Ralph Arnold


Who You/Yeah Baby
c.1968
oil and collage on canvas
31 x 25 inches

Ralph Arnold

One Thing Leads to Another
1968
acrylic and collage on board
60 x 60 inches

Ralph Arnold

Paradise Lost
1972
acrylic and collage on board
43 x 43 inches

Ralph Arnold

Technical TV
1971
acrylic and collage on board
28 x 22 inches

Ralph Arnold

Color TV
1971
acrylic and collage on board
28 x 22 inches

Ralph Arnold

Lucas TV
1971
acrylic and collage on board
28 x 22 inches

Ralph Arnold

The Never to be Forgotten
1971
acrylic and collage on board
28 x 22 inches

Ralph Arnold

Columbia
1968
oil and collage on canvas
44 x 44 inches

Ralph Arnold

Music Without Words
1967
collage with transfer
81 x 67 inches

Ralph Arnold

Untitled
1964
assemblage
15 x 7 x 7 inches

Ralph Arnold

Untitled
1963
assemblage
16 x 15 x 2.75 inches

Ralph Arnold

Key Movement
1963
assemblage
13.5 x 6 x 6 inches

Ralph Arnold

Above This Earth Games Games
1967
acrylic and collage on canvas
45 x 45 inches

Ralph Arnold

How
1967
watercolor and collage on paper
25.5 x 20 inches

Installation view

Installation view


Press Release

Until his death in 2005, painter, printmaker, and collage artist Ralph Arnold was a subtle and masterful manipulator of image and identity. The Chicagoan’s early works, from the 1950s and early 1960s, were steeped in a earth-toned postwar vocabulary, while his work from the mid-60s utilized elements of neo-Dada and Pop Art, incorporating text fragments and detourned advertising images into a personal lexicon that drew on his experience as an African-American artist and Korean War vet. Corbett vs. Dempsey’s debut exhibition of Arnold concentrates on works from the first quarter century of his oeuvre.