• Seymour Rosofsky
    Xylophone Player
    1965
    gouache and watercolor on paper
    18 7/8 x 25 inches

  • Seymour Rosofsky
    The Club
    1971
    watercolor and gouache on paper
    23 7/8 x 27 7/8 inches

  • Seymour Rosofsky
    The Smugglers
    1964
    ink and watercolor on paper
    21 7/8 x 27 7/8 inches

  • Seymour Rosofsky
    Tea in Subway
    1969
    ink and watercolor on paper
    19 x 24 inches

  • Seymour Rosofsky
    Elevator (Ascenseur)
    1965
    ink and watercolor on paper
    20 x 26 1/4 inches

  • Seymour Rosofsky
    Two Boys in Ski Masks (Skaters)
    1969
    gouache on gray paper
    22 x 31 3/4 inches

  • Seymour Rosofsky
    Two Women, Legs Akimbo
    1978
    pastel on scarlet paper
    22 x 32 inches

  • Seymour Rosofsky
    Ski Mask People on Tags Hanging from Trees
    1969
    ink and gouache on paper
    23 7/8 x 36 inches

  • Seymour Rosofsky
    Seated Man, Blue Background
    n.d.
    ink and gouache on paper
    19 x 25 inches

  • Seymour Rosofsky
    Seated Figures with Porcupines
    1966-67
    gouache on tan paper
    20 x 25 1/2 inches

  • Seymour Rosofsky
    Dwarf Figure Dancing
    1960
    pastel on paper
    17 1/2 x 22 1/2 inches

  • Seymour Rosofsky
    Santa Claus and Turtle
    1979
    gouache and ink on paper
    19 x 25 inches

  • Seymour Rosofsky
    Woman at Table, Children Underneath
    1976
    gouache, ink, and collage on tan paper
    18 7/8 x 26 inches

  • Seymour Rosofsky
    Girl Jumping
    mid 1960’s
    watercolor and gouache on paper
    22 x 30 inches

  • Seymour Rosofsky
    Moon Juggler (Raised Arm)
    1976
    gouache and charcoal pencil on tan paper
    19 x 25 inches

  • Seymour Rosofsky
    Balloon Babies
    c. 1970
    pastel on pink paper
    25 1/2 x 19 5/8 inches

  • Seymour Rosofsky
    Assassin
    1979
    pastel on tan paper
    19 x 25 1/4 inches

  • Seymour Rosofsky
    Showdown
    1965
    gouache on paper
    17 x 22 inches

  • Seymour Rosofsky
    Clay People
    1974
    gouache on paper
    18 3/4 x 25 7/8 inches

  • Seymour Rosofsky
    Girls Jumping in Tilting House
    1970
    gouache on paper
    19 5/8 x 24 inches

  • Seymour Rosofsky
    Couple Dancing in Living Room
    1970
    gouache and watercolor on paper
    24 x 35 3/4 inches

  • Seymour Rosofsky
    Figure in Chairs with Ball and Two Poles
    1969
    pastel on tan paper
    19 5/8 x 25 1/2 inches

  • Seymour Rosofsky
    Sceptered Man with Top
    n.d.
    pastel on gray paper
    25 x 19 inches

  • Seymour Rosofsky
    Rifleman and Bar
    1965
    pastel on tan paper
    20 x 25 3/4 inches

  • Seymour Rosofsky
    Alarm Figure in Aquarium
    1966
    ink, watercolor and pastel on paper
    19 x 24 7/8 inches

  • Seymour Rosofsky
    Alarm Figures in Aquarium
    1966
    ink, watercolor and pastel on paper
    19 x 24 7/8 inches

  • Seymour Rosofsky
    Children with Masks in the Zoo II
    1969
    charcoal, pastel and watercolor on paper
    19 x 24 7/8 inches

  • Seymour Rosofsky
    Undiscovered Drawings Series (11)
    1980
    gouache on paper
    23 1/8 x 29 1/8 inches

  • Seymour Rosofsky
    Undiscovered Drawings Series (7)
    1976
    gouache and watercolor on paper
    23 1/8 x 29 1/8 inches

  • Seymour Rosofsky
    Undiscovered Drawings Series (4)
    1976
    gouache and watercolor on paper
    23 1/4 x 29 1/8 inches

  • Seymour Rosofsky
    Undiscovered Drawings Series (13)
    1980
    gouache and watercolor on paper
    23 1/8 x 29 1/8 inches

  • Seymour Rosofsky
    Undiscovered Drawings Series (6)
    1976
    gouache on paper
    23 1/8 x 29 1/8 inches

  • Seymour Rosofsky
    Man, Child, Birds
    1969
    watercolor on paper
    18 x 23 3/4 inches

  • Installation view

  • Installation view


PRESS RELEASE

 

For its second summer exhibition, Corbett vs. Dempsey is delighted to present Xylophone Solo, an exhibition of selected drawings by Seymour Rosofsky.

Rosofsky (1924-1981) is one of the key figures in twentieth century Chicago art.  Emerging in the late 1940s as part of the movement later dubbed the “Monster Roster,” alongside Leon Golub, Nancy Spero, June Leaf, and Dominick Di Meo, he initially painted grotesque, existentially angst-ridden figures, perfect little monsters.  By the early 1960s, Rosofsky had begun to develop a singularly fantastical style rooted in observational painting, creating unflinching masterworks like “Unemployment Agency” (which has hung in Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office) and “Homage to Spain, Thalydomide Children, Others” (in the collection of the Art Institute of Chicago).  Rosofsky’s brilliance as a painter is widely recognized, but he was also a spectacular draughtsman with a particular interest in drawing as both a process and a medium.  Xylophone Solo spotlights fifteen great drawings – pencil, watercolor, pastel, charcoal – from the Rosofsky archives, some closely related to paintings, some imagined and executed entirely on their own.  The exhibition is accompanied by a 44-page catalog with reproductions of all these and more Rosofsky works on paper.