• Joyce Pensato
    Hey Now
    2012
    enamel on linen
    72 x 54 inches

  • Joyce Pensato
    Pineapple Bob
    2012
    enamel on linen
    90 x 80 inches

  • Installation view

  • Joyce Pensato
    Who Killed Kenny?
    2012
    metallic paint and enamel on linen
    68 x 54 inches

  • Joyce Pensato
    Chuck
    2010
    enamel on linen
    60 x 48 inches

  • Installation view

  • Installation view

  • Installation view

  • Joyce Pensato
    You're Just the One I've Been Waiting For 2012
    enamel on linen
    48 x 40 inches

  • Installation view

  • Joyce Pensato
    Ba Ba Booey as Groucho
    2012
    enamel on linen
    72 x 54 inches

  • Installation view

  • Joyce Pensato
    Homer 2008
    2008
    charcoal and pastel on paper
    30 x 22 inches

  • Joyce Pensato
    Back to Batman
    2011
    charcoal and pastel on paper
    30 x 22 1/4 inches

  • Installation view

  • Installation view

  • Installation view

  • Installation view


PRESS RELEASE

Corbett vs. Dempsey is pleased to present You Gotta Do What You Gotta Do, its first exhibition of new works by Joyce Pensato.

Working largely in black and white, and often with signature images drawn from comics and popular culture, Pensato is an exuberant expressionist painter. A native Brooklynite, she has lived and worked in the borough for her entire career. Over the last ten years Pensato has slowly but surely garnered an international reputation for her darkly provocative and often poignant paintings.

In this exhibition Corbett vs. Dempsey will present a group of brand new paintings, including images of Groucho Marx and South Park Kenny, as well as a startling new batch of painting collages, a new facet of her oeuvre. These bold and explosive works often begin as splatters from her canvases, migrating onto other surfaces in her studio, which are grafted together into photographic assemblages featuring the likes of Muhammad Ali, Marlon Brando, and Al Pacino. Additionally, specially concocted for Corbett vs. Dempsey, Pensato will install selected elements and splattered sculpture from her studio.

This exhibition comes on the heels of Pensato’s wildly successful show Batman Returns that opened at Friedrich Petzel Gallery in New York earlier this year, and anticipates her upcoming 2013 exhibition I KILLED KENNY at the Santa Monica Museum of Art, curated by Jeffrey Uslip.

 

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