Sensitive Instruments Curated by Molly Zuckerman-Hartung

February 7 - March 15, 2014

West Wing


Installation view

Monique Prieto

all night (from Elegy)
acrylic spray paint on unstretched muslin, painted on both sides
48 x 48 inches
1 piece from a set of 10

Abigail DeVille

Untitled (T.V. dinner tray)
accumulated dirt, debris, pennies, and polyurethane on tray
20 1/2 x 15 x 1/4 inches

Susanne Doremus

graphite, marker, and watercolor on paper
15 x 14 inches

Deirdre O’Dwyer

glass, muslin, and pushpins
12 x 17 inches

Dana DeGiulio

ink on paper
24 x 19 inches

Installation view

Jennifer Packer

Eric (II)
oil on canvas
19 x 17 inches

Suzanne McClelland

solutions double up
ink, graphite, and paint marker on YUPO
12 x 9 inches

Michelle Grabner

silverpoint on panel
23 3/4 x 12 inches

Cora Cohen

Little Nomad 5
india ink, oil, and wood veneer on linen
20 x 25 inches

Press Release

“…although the introduction asserts that the Young-Girl is evidently not a gendered concept…the fact that this book… does become—a book about women. With everything biological and constructed the term women signifies. A book about us. So I’ve already said that translating this book made me sick. I mean it gave me migraines, made me puke… I don’t know why I’ve been hesitant to say this publicly. Something about wanting to perform like a normal translator, to honor the laws of hospitality, to be a good steward to this thing I worked hard on, to be dignified in only the most ordinary way. But actually when I read the book now, in English, it passes through me pretty pleasurably. I feel in effortless agreement with most of it; it’s fun to read…. like something colonized, I’ve gotten used to my position vis-à-vis the master and what it expects from me; I’ve learned to whistle while I work.”
—Ariana Reines from the translator’s introduction to Theory of a Young Girl by Tiqqun

“Since the Saturnine temperament is slow, prone to indecisiveness, sometimes one has to cut one’s way through with a knife. Sometimes one ends by turning the knife against oneself.”

—Susan Sontag from Under The Sign of Saturn

In the main gallery, Corbett vs. Dempsey is pleased to present Violet Fogs Azure Snot , an exhibition of new paintings by Molly Zuckerman-Hartung. The exhibition is accompanied by a full-color, 80-page catalog. In the East and West Wings, Molly Zuckerman-Hartung has invited nine artists to exhibit works in a show titled Sensitive Instruments, in tandem with a CAA panel of the same name. Sensitive Instruments includes work by Cora Cohen, Dana DeGiulio, Abigail DeVille, Susanne Doremus, Michelle Grabner, Suzanne McClelland, Deirdre O’Dwyer, Jennifer Packer, and Monique Prieto. The opening reception is Friday, February 7, 2014, 5:00–8:00pm.

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