Jul 27th 2013

Peter Brötzmann: Left / Right

@ Corbett vs. Dempsey

1120 N. Ashland Ave. 3rd Floor. Chicago, Illinois 60622

Opening Saturday, July 27th, from 5PM - 8PM

On view through Saturday, August 17th

Corbett vs. Dempsey is pleased to announce “Left / Right,” an exhibition of new works by Peter Brötzmann. In his third solo show at Corbett vs. Dempsey, the German artist and musician presents a group of drawings made with both hands, as well as box assemblages made since 2011. The ambidextrous drawings—landscapes, still lives, portraits of one hand composed by the other – are often executed with both hands simultaneously, the mirror image including a text description, also going opposite directions. Delicate, intimate works, they possess a palpable vulnerability, recalling the methods of Dieter Roth and the simplicity of Emil Nolde. Brötzmann has been constructing box works since the 1960s; the most recent ones have a renewed power and unusually vivid colors, perhaps suggesting a more optimistic outlook, or at least a sunny moment. Wood, metal, fabric—basic materials assembled into wondrous miniature worlds.

Brötzmann’s work is currently the subject of a major survey at the International Center of Graphic Arts in Ljubljana, Slovenia. A full-color, 48-page catalog, with an essay by Jim Dempsey, accompanies the exhibition.

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