May 5 - 8, 2022
At Independent, Corbett vs. Dempsey is pleased to present Liberty Humpty Dumpty, featuring works by three gallery artists. The booth borrows its name and underlying theme from a painting by Charline von Heyl – an incisive figurative abstraction with a collage element that instructs how to make a humpty dumpty doll out of an American flag, alluding in several ways to the precarious state of the union and anchoring the booth. Lui Shtini’s recent tabletop sculptures have a stucco-like, eggshell patina, and each of their subtly twisted architectural forms firmly grip a small piece of organic material called Posidonia – little balls of aggregated seaborne flotsam that roll up on the beaches of Sardinia, held in suspended animation. From the mid 1970s, Dominick Di Meo's small paintings offer another eccentric counterpart, subtly hued monochromes with low-relief figurative elements hovering on a box-like canvas, repetitions of blank emoji-esque heads conjoined by cord.
Corbett vs. Dempsey's Independent OVR is on view through May 31st! To take a look, click here.