• Margot Bergman
    Eve
    1997 - 1998
    acrylic on canvas
    18 x 14 inches

  • Margot Bergman
    Blossom
    1996
    acrylic on canvas
    14 x 18 inches

  • Margot Bergman
    Boy Blue
    2001
    acrylic on canvas
    14 x 23 inches

  • Margot Bergman
    Landscape
    2008
    acrylic on canvas
    28 x 44 inches

  • Margot Bergman
    The Lookout
    2008
    acrylic on canvas
    28 x 44 inches


PRESS RELEASE

 

Corbett vs. Dempsey is proud to present a solo exhibition of recent work by painter Margot Bergman. Active in Chicago since the late 1950s, Bergman presents selections from two series, the Wonderland paintings and her slightly older Other Reveries series. For the latter, she uses existing artworks – usually found in thrift shops or flea markets – on which she adds just enough to draw out a portrait latent in the image. These collaborations are alternately playful, haunting, surrealistic, melancholic and evocative, and they betray an incredibly potent imagination. In her neo-expressionistic Wonderland paintings, Bergman has created an post-apocalyptic or prehistoric topography populated by explosively animated creatures including rabbits, pigs, jackals, and birds. Ferociously personal and ambitious in scale, the Wonderland pieces are frightening and revelatory.