Jun 25th 2016

Unknown Rooms: Artist walk through with Gina Litherland

@ Corbett vs. Dempsey

1120 N Ashland Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60622

Opening Saturday, June 25th, from 1PM - 2PM

On view through Friday, July 15th

Corbett vs Dempsey presents a rare opportunity to join Gina Litherland as she walks through and discusses her current exhibition Unknown Rooms. Gina’s deeply imaginative and immaculately paintings are rooted in a figurative tradition that traces back through surrealism and magic realism. Often rich with literary allusion, her intricate works may refer to specific figures such as the Bronté sisters (Anne and Emily Bronté Escape from Glass Town) and Goethe (The Last Days of Werther, Melusine). Gina will talk about specific narrative twists and turns that produce these fantastic images, as well as the materials and techniques. As Jack Zipes writes in his thoughtful essay for the exhibition catalog: “What exactly is this magic that transforms the ordinary into the extraordinary in Litherland’s paintings? How does Litherland produce a sense of bizarre estrangement in onlookers who encounter her unique images that recall sixteenth century European artworks and yet are compellingly contemporary? What is the political subversive edge in her paintings, which challenges us to recapture our animal wildness?” This is a very rare opportunity, not to be missed.

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