Robert Lostutter Garden of Opiates

Sept. 7, 2012 - Oct. 20, 2012

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Robert Lostutter

Garden of Opiates 9

2012

watercolor on paper

18 x 18 inches

Robert Lostutter

Garden of Opiates 6

2011

watercolor on paper

18 x 18 inches

Robert Lostutter

Garden of Opiates 1

2011

watercolor on paper

18 x 18 inches

Robert Lostutter

Garden of Opiates 2

2011

watercolor on paper

18 x 18 inches

Robert Lostutter

Resplendent

2011

watercolor on paper

4 x 4 inches

Robert Lostutter

Flemish Cloth

2011

watercolor on paper

18 x 18 inches

Robert Lostutter

Garden of Opiates 2

2010

graphite on paper

10 x 10 inches

Robert Lostutter

Garden of Opiates 6

2010

graphite on paper

10 x 10 inches

Robert Lostutter

Garden of Opiates 3

2010

graphite on paper

10 x 10 inches

Robert Lostutter

Garden of Opiates 5

2011

graphite on paper

10 x 10 inches

Robert Lostutter

Garden of Opiates 7

2011

graphite on paper

10 x 10 inches

Robert Lostutter

Garden of Opiates 8

2010

graphite on paper

10 x 10 inches

Robert Lostutter

Flemish Cloth

2010

graphite on paper

10 x 10 inches

Installation view

Installation view



Press Release

It is with great pleasure that Corbett vs. Dempsey presents Robert Lostutter, Garden of Opiates .

In his second exhibition at Corbett vs. Dempsey, Lostutter will unveil a suite of luscious new watercolors, as strange and particular as anything he’s accomplished to date. These bright, jewel-like works are all portraits of men, each one sporting some feature – a bald head woven in strips; a lower lip morphing into an orchid; face tinted blue; green hair tied up in a special braid – like an unknown, fantastic tribe of indigenous Central Americans. Some of them have slightly crossed eyes, recalling John Graham’s ladies, and these fellows are just as beguiling, a potent mix of psychedelia and Northern Renaissance. The watercolors are complemented by diabolically sensitive graphite drawings, featuring the same figures. Lostutter has been one of the most visible artists in Chicago since emerging on the scene the late 1960s.

The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art opens a major survey of his work, The Singing Bird Room of Robert Lostutter , on October 5th. A 36-page full-color catalog

accompanies Corbett vs. Dempsey’s exhibition.

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