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Corbett vs. Dempsey: ROBERT LOSTUTTER - Garden of Opiates
In the West Wing: Walter Hamady
- 7 Sept 2012 to 20 Oct 2012

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7 Sept 2012 to 20 Oct 2012
Thurs., Fri. & Sat. 11-4
(& by appointment)
Corbett vs. Dempsey
1120 N. Ashland Ave. 3rd Floor
IL 60622
Chicago, IL
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North America
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Robert Lostutter, Garden of Opiates 9, 2012
watercolor on paper
18 x 18 inches
12


Artists in this exhibition: ROBERT LOSTUTTER, Walter Hamady


ROBERT LOSTUTTER
Garden of Opiates

September 7 - October 20, 2012
Opening reception:Friday September 7, 5 - 8 pm

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.


In the West Wing:
Walter Hamady

In the West Wing, Corbett vs. Dempsey presents a small selection of new assemblages by Walter Hamady. A legendary book designer and publisher, Hamady has run his own Perishable Press since 1964. As a collage and assemblage artist, he's been showing since even earlier, and his new box-works extend the mode he's been exploring for the last 25 years, utilizing wooden containers retrofitted with impeccable ephemera into uncanny, surrealist-informed confabulations.

Image 2: fulldetails:
Walter Hamady, “the problem transcends the differences...” 2009 - 12, Two disparate cigar boxes (Willem II optimum tubed cigars, and Exodus 1959), verso of cutting die of Walter’s profile in circle - from Gabberjabb Number Six, lens board from old wooden camera with cracks, printer’s reglet, walnut strip wedge, wooden tube for pencil lead from Robert Runser 1914 - 2003, key post from Eric Rude’s clarinet, birch bark from Dona Look, British militaria pin “Egypt” from Alastair Johnston, ticket, British railroad identity tag, bifocal lens (artist’s), collage face of woman from cigar labels, black hinge from speed graphic camera, Plexiglas, small screws, 8 x 14 x 2 inches



Corbett vs. Dempsey
1120 N. Ashland Ave. 3rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60622
773-278-1664
Hours: Thurs., Fri. & Sat. 11-4 (& by appointment)







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