• Ralph Arnold
    Who You/Yeah Baby
    c.1968
    oil and collage on canvas
    31 x 25 inches

  • Ralph Arnold
    One Thing Leads to Another
    1968
    acrylic and collage on board
    60 x 60 inches

  • Ralph Arnold
    Paradise Lost
    1972
    acrylic and collage on board
    43 x 43 inches

  • Ralph Arnold
    Technical TV
    1971
    acrylic and collage on board
    28 x 22 inches

  • Ralph Arnold
    Color TV
    1971
    acrylic and collage on board
    28 x 22 inches

  • Ralph Arnold
    Lucas TV
    1971
    acrylic and collage on board
    28 x 22 inches

  • Ralph Arnold
    The Never to be Forgotten
    1971
    acrylic and collage on board
    28 x 22 inches

  • Ralph Arnold
    Columbia
    1968
    oil and collage on canvas
    44 x 44 inches

  • Ralph Arnold
    Music Without Words
    1967
    collage with transfer
    81 x 67 inches

  • Ralph Arnold
    Untitled
    1964
    assemblage
    15 x 7 x 7 inches

  • Ralph Arnold
    Untitled
    1963
    assemblage
    16 x 15 x 2.75 inches

  • Ralph Arnold
    Key Movement
    1963
    assemblage
    13.5 x 6 x 6 inches

  • Ralph Arnold
    Above This Earth Games Games
    1967
    acrylic and collage on canvas
    45 x 45 inches

  • Ralph Arnold
    How
    1967
    watercolor and collage on paper
    25.5 x 20 inches

  • Installation view

  • Installation view


PRESS RELEASE

 

Until his death in 2005, painter, printmaker, and collage artist Ralph Arnold was a subtle and masterful manipulator of image and identity. The Chicagoan’s early works, from the 1950s and early 1960s, were steeped in a earth-toned postwar vocabulary, while his work from the mid-60s utilized elements of neo-Dada and Pop Art, incorporating text fragments and detourned advertising images into a personal lexicon that drew on his experience as an African-American artist and Korean War vet. Corbett vs. Dempsey’s debut exhibition of Arnold concentrates on works from the first quarter century of his oeuvre.