• Charline von Heyl
    Duck and Friends
    2014
    acrylic on linen
    20 x 18 inches

  • Installation view

  • Charline von Heyl
    Orange Duck
    2014
    acrylic on linen
    20 x 18 inches

  • Charline von Heyl
    Double Duck
    2014
    acrylic on linen
    24 x 20 inches

  • Installation view

  • Charline von Heyl
    Viaduct
    2014
    acrylic on linen
    20 x 18 inches

  • Installation view

  • Charline von Heyl
    Rumpel Duck
    2014
    acrylic on linen
    20 x 18 inches

  • Installation view

  • Charline von Heyl
    Crossover Ducks
    2014
    acrylic on linen
    24 x 20 inches

  • Installation view

  • Charline von Heyl
    Treble Duck
    2014
    acrylic on linen
    24 x 20 inches

  • Charline von Heyl
    Duck a’ (l`art?)
    2014
    acrylic on linen
    20 x 18 inches

  • Installation view

  • Charline von Heyl
    Duck on Rose
    2014
    acrylic on linen
    20 x 18 inches


PRESS RELEASE

Opening: Thursday, April 30, 6:00-8:00pm

It is with great pleasure that Corbett vs. Dempsey presents Keiichi Tanaami, Collages 1969-1973 and Charline von Heyl, Why Not?

As a perfect counterpoint to Tanaami, painter Charline von Heyl follows her CvsD exhibition last year, Interventionist Demonstration (Why a Duck?), with a reply-show, Why Not? Nine smallish canvases, each of which features the same duck motif that was born in von Heyl’s mural-like painting from the last show (now part of the Art Institute of Chicago’s permanent collection), are distributed throughout the gallery, sneaking up on the Japanese collages, hiding in a corner, peeking from behind a wall. The bright orange ducks interrupt the proceedings the same way they interrupt the little paintings – with irreverence and an unrepentant sense of play. A surprise move from one of the most surprising painters in contemporary art, Why Not? is a question and an answer rolled into one.

Both shows are accompanied by bite-size catalogs, full color, available at the opening.