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2156 West Fulton Street
Chicago, IL 60612
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Artists Represented:
Morris Barazani
Margot Bergman
Peter Brötzmann
Brian Calvin
Dominick Di Meo
Hedwig Eberle
Ed Flood
Christina Forrer 
Gabrielle Garland
Magalie Guérin
Philip Hanson
David Hartt
Arturo Herrera
Charline von Heyl
Carol Jackson
Thomas Kapsalis
Gina Litherland
Robert Lostutter
Josiah McElheny
Rebecca Morris
Albert Oehlen
Joyce Pensato
Christina Ramberg
Celeste Rapone
Barbara Rossi
Arlene Shechet 
Rebecca Shore
Lui Shtini
Diane Simpson
Cauleen Smith 
John Sparagana
Karl Wirsum
Christopher Wool
Jimmy Wright
Molly Zuckerman-Hartung

 

 
Installation view, David Hartt, for everyone a garden. Courtesy Corbett vs. Dempsey, Chicago. Photo Credit: Tom Van Eynde, 2013


 
Current Exhibitions

Alan Shields

2156 West Fulton Street
Chicago, IL 60612

February 28, 2020 - April 9, 2020

Gabrielle Garland

2156 West Fulton Street
Chicago, IL 60612

February 28, 2020 - April 9, 2020

 
Past Exhibitions

Lui Shtini

Lui Shtini: Three Summers

2156 West Fulton Street
Chicago, IL 60612

January 17, 2020 - February 22, 2020
It is with great pleasure that Corbett vs. Dempsey announces Three Summers, an exhibition of new paintings and sculpture by Lui Shtini. This is the artist’s third show at the gallery. Born and raised in Albania and based in New York, Shtini has approached surface as an intimate part of the construction of image. A substantive series of “portraits,” consisting of small and medium-sized works depicting heads and sometimes shoulders, introduced his oblique version of the imaginary figure, their features articulated or supplanted by sublime and unusual textures; subsequent paintings and drawings complicated the compositions as they upped the scale dramatically, landing on a group of large paintings with multiple figures, highly abstracted and incorporating even more kinds of surface, often locked in agonistic, even unsettling interaction. Shtini’s new paintings, executed on Dibond aluminum panel, return to an intimate scale, retaining the intense compositional ingenuity and unfettered love of surface, but in place of their predecessors’ anxiousness is a sense of peace. Organic forms – perhaps botanical, perhaps animal, perhaps alien – unfold and open, standing still, vibrating; their opulent energy is stored up and beamed outward rather than released as a torrent aimed from one figure at another. Made in Sardinia, where Shtini spends part of the year, these paintings are accompanied by a series of sculptures, the first three-dimensional work exhibited by the artist. Constructed around a very particular flotsam that washes up on the Sardinian beachscape, Shtini’s sculptures are hardly readymades. The meticulously shaped works consist of three materials familiar to Shtini from his childhood – commercial polystyrene, stucco, and Posidonia, a Mediterranean seaplant. Although they utilize a very reduced palette, basically white, the sculptural works are immediately identifiable as cousins to the paintings and are unmistakably Shtini. Weirdly topographic, with a delicate mottled surface, they stage a kind of tensile interaction between objects, a dance of disabused industrial and vegetable matter, in which the oval-shaped seaweed is often suspended between two immaculately anthropomorphic stucco forms.

Barbara Kasten

Barbara Kasten: The Crown Hall Project

2156 West Fulton Street
Chicago, IL 60612

January 17, 2020 - February 22, 2020
In the North Gallery, CvsD proudly presents The Crown Hall Project, an exhibition of photographs and sculpture by Barbara Kasten. Kasten generated this body of work after spending the summer of 2018 composing temporary, site-specific sculptures inside the Illinois Institute of Technology’s S.R. Crown Hall, an iconic building designed by Mies van der Rohe that functions as a studio space for the architecture school. She co-opted the students’ desks and paired them with pieces of fluorescent acrylic, some which were constructed to resemble the beams that are integral to the building’s structure. In addition to composing these multidimensional sculptures, she made a group of six photographs, shooting the same materials from uncanny angles. These compositions suggest challenging new versions of Mies’s hyperorderly architectural space. For CvsD, Kasten will show the six Crown Hall photographs alongside a new acrylic and steel sculpture that further compresses the hard angles and potent atmospheres of the original project. Over the last two years, Kasten has expanded and deepened the original project, creating increasingly complex sculptures. In 2018, she created “Intervention,” a related piece that was first exhibited as a backdrop for Chicago Humanities Festival Creative Chicago: An Interview Marathon, conducted by Hans-Ulrich Obrist. Next month, “Intervention” will be included in Frieze L.A.’s Frieze Projects 2020 on the Paramount Studios famous backlot.

Caragh Thuring

Builder

2156 West Fulton Street
Chicago, IL 60612

September 6, 2019 - October 12, 2019

Carol Jackson

End World Music

2156 West Fulton Street
Chicago, IL 60612

September 6, 2019 - October 12, 2019

Omar Velázquez

Miracle Fruit

2156 West Fulton Street
Chicago, IL 60612

June 28, 2019 - August 17, 2019

Small Painting

2156 West Fulton Street
Chicago, IL 60612

June 28, 2019 - August 17, 2019

Karl Wirsum

2156 West Fulton Street
Chicago, IL 60612

April 5, 2019 - June 22, 2019

Group Exhibition: Rachel Harrison, Albert Oehlen, Jimmy Wright

2156 West Fulton Street
Chicago, IL 60612

April 5, 2019 - June 22, 2019

Christopher Wool

2156 West Fulton Street
Chicago, IL 60612

February 8, 2019 - March 30, 2019

Robert Lostutter

Kyōsei

2156 West Fulton Street
Chicago, IL 60612

November 2, 2018 - December 19, 2018

Celeste Rapone & Betsy Odom

Everlast

2156 West Fulton Street
Chicago, IL 60612

September 21, 2018 - October 27, 2018

Josiah McElheny

Cosmic Love

2156 West Fulton Street
Chicago, IL 60612

June 1, 2018 - August 4, 2018

Brian Calvin

2156 West Fulton Street
Chicago, IL 60612

April 27, 2018 - May 26, 2018

Barbara Rossi

2156 West Fulton Street
Chicago, IL 60612

April 27, 2018 - May 26, 2018

Christina Forrer

2156 West Fulton Street
Chicago, IL 60612

March 16, 2018 - April 21, 2018

Margot Bergman

2156 West Fulton Street
Chicago, IL 60612

March 16, 2018 - April 21, 2018

Magalie Guérin

bunker

2156 West Fulton Street
Chicago, IL 60612

January 26, 2018 - March 10, 2018

Thomas Kapsalis

Black + White, etc

2156 West Fulton Street
Chicago, IL 60612

January 26, 2018 - March 10, 2018