• Philip Hanson
    Weave
    1969
    oil on canvas strips mounted on wood
    16 x 16 inches

  • Philip Hanson
    Sonnet 129 (II) 1
    2004
    oil on canvas
    24 x 18 inches

  • Philip Hanson
    Dreamy
    1969
    oil on canvas with plastic flowers
    10 x 10 inches

  • Philip Hanson
    Love
    1969
    oil on canvas with plastic flowers
    10 x 10 inches


PRESS RELEASE

 

One of the original Chicago Imagist painters, Philip Hanson showed in the late ’60s with Roger Brown and Christina Ramberg as part of a group known as the False Image. He remains one of Chicago’s most original artists, though his work hasn’t been shown extensively over the last decade. Corbett vs. Dempsey is proud to exhibit Hanson’s newest work, which will feature three huge multi-panel paintings based on Shakespeare sonnets. The extensive exhibition will trace the origins of these highly operatic text-based paintings back to Hanson’s earliest works, showing rarely seen examples from the ’60s and ’70s alongside his vibrantly colorful, buoyantly playful recent paintings.