• Peter Brötzmann
    Untitled (landscape)
    2013
    watercolor and ink wash on found paper
    13 3/4 x 18 5/8 inches

  • Peter Brötzmann
    Untitled (house)
    2013
    painted wooden box construction with painted and shaped wood
    9 1/4 x 15 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches

  • Peter Brötzmann
    Untitled (potted plant I)
    2013
    watercolor on glassine
    9 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches

  • Peter Brötzmann
    Untitled (potted plant II)
    2013
    watercolor on glassine
    10 1/8 x 7 1/4 inches

  • Peter Brötzmann
    Untitled (cloud)
    2013
    painted wooden box construction with metal and shaped and painted wood
    10 x 14 x 2 3/4 inches

  • Peter Brötzmann
    Untitled (cloud)
    2013
    wooden box construction with shaped wood and shaped and painted metal
    12 1/2 x 14 x 3 3/4 inches

  • Peter Brötzmann
    Untitled
    2013
    painted wooden box construction
    8 x 10 1/4 x 2 1/2 inches

  • Peter Brötzmann
    Untitled (‘Le Flambeau’)
    2013
    painted cardboard box construction with found metal and wire
    4 1/4 x 6 1/4 x 2 inches

  • Peter Brötzmann
    Untitled (potted flowers II)
    2013
    watercolor on Japanese paper
    10 3/16 x 13 1/2 inches

  • Peter Brötzmann
    Untitled (potted flowers I)
    2013
    watercolor on Japanese paper
    9 1/2 x 13 3/16 inches

  • Peter Brötzmann
    Untitled (Links mit Links)
    2013
    watercolor and ink on found and folded paper
    8 3/8 x 11 3/4 inches

  • Peter Brötzmann
    Untitled (Rechts mit Links)
    2013
    watercolor and ink on found and folded paper
    8 x 11 1/2 inches

  • Peter Brötzmann
    Untitled (Links mit Rechts)
    2013
    watercolor and ink on found and folded paper
    9 1/4 x 11 1/2 inches

  • Peter Brötzmann
    Untitled (Rechts mit Rechts)
    2013
    watercolor and ink on found and folded paper
    9 1/8 x 10 11/16 inches

  • Peter Brötzmann
    Untitled (hands)
    2012
    ink wash on found paper
    13 3/4 x 16 1/2 inches

  • Peter Brötzmann
    Clarinet Bells
    2012
    charcoal and ink on found paper with tape backing
    9 3/16 x 12 3/8 inches

  • Peter Brötzmann
    Untitled (trees)
    2012
    ink on notebook paper
    10 3/4 x 16 11/16 inches

  • Peter Brötzmann
    Untitled (cup and saucer)
    2012
    ink on notebook paper
    10 3/4 x 16 11/16 inches

  • Peter Brötzmann
    Untitled (landscape)
    2012
    painted wooden box construction with painted paper and shaped metal
    5 3/4 x 8 3/4 x 1 1/2 inches

  • Peter Brötzmann
    Untitled (Wuppertal landscape)
    2012
    painted cardboard box construction with graphite and shaped metal
    5 3/4 x 8 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches

  • Peter Brötzmann
    Untitled (landscape)
    2012
    painted wooden box construction with shaped metal, painted foam, and copper wire
    6 1/4 x 8 x 3 1/4 inches

  • Peter Brötzmann
    Untitled (landscape)
    2012
    painted metal and shaped and painted wood, mounted on wood
    6 x 7 1/4 x 2 inches

  • Peter Brötzmann
    Pendulum and Cone II
    2012
    wooden box construction with wooden stand, metal weights, leather cord, and nail
    16 3/4 x 9 x 4 3/4 inches

  • Peter Brötzmann
    Untitled (landscape)
    2011
    wooden box construction with shaped wood and metal
    12 1/4 x 18 1/2 x 6 inches

  • Peter Brötzmann
    Untitled (landscape)
    2011
    painted cardboard box construction with painted metal, foam, and cut paper
    7 1/4 x 5 1/2 x 3 1/4 inches

  • Peter Brötzmann
    Untitled (snakes)
    2012
    watercolor on found and folded paper
    9 1/2 x 11 inches

  • Peter Brötzmann
    Untitled
    2012
    pastel on found paper
    10 1/4 x 8 1/2 inches

  • Peter Brötzmann
    Solid and Spirit
    2011
    ink wash and graphite on found paper
    8 3/4 x 8 1/4 inches

  • Peter Brötzmann
    Untitled
    2011
    ink and acrylic on found paper folder
    13 1/2 x 18 1/2 inches

  • Peter Brötzmann
    Rain Cloud
    2011
    ink wash and stain on found paper
    10 x 11 inches

  • Peter Brötzmann
    Untitled
    2011
    wooden box construction with shaped wooden object, metal, plexi, and organic fibers
    4 x 9 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches

  • Peter Brötzmann
    Untitled (bird)
    2011
    wooden box construction with painted and shaped wood
    8 3/4 x 5 1/2 x 2 inches


PRESS RELEASE

 

Corbett vs. Dempsey is pleased to announce Left / Right, an exhibition of new works by Peter Brötzmann.  In his third solo show at Corbett vs. Dempsey, the German artist and musician presents a group of drawings made with both hands, as well as box assemblages made since 2011.  The ambidextrous drawings—landscapes, still lives, portraits of one hand composed by the other – are often executed with both hands simultaneously, the mirror image including a text description, also going opposite directions.  Delicate, intimate works, they possess a palpable vulnerability, recalling the methods of Dieter Roth and the simplicity of Emil Nolde.  Brötzmann has been constructing box works since the 1960s; the most recent ones have a renewed power and unusually vivid colors, perhaps suggesting a more optimistic outlook, or at least a sunny moment.  Wood, metal, fabric—basic materials assembled into wondrous miniature worlds.

Brötzmann’s work is currently the subject of a major survey at the International Center of Graphic Arts in Ljubljana, Slovenia. A full-color, 48-page catalog, with an essay by Jim Dempsey, accompanies the exhibition.

An opening reception will be held at Corbett vs. Dempsey on Saturday, July 27th, from 5:00 – 8:00pm.