• Sun Ra
    Other Planes of There
    1966
    ink drawing on metallic paper
    14 x 14 inches

  • Installation view

  • Mark Flood
    Mansion
    c. 2009
    silkscreen on canvas
    96 x 76 x 2 inches

  • Ricky Swallow
    Magnifying Glass with Rope No. 4
    2015
    patinated bronze with oil paint, painted wood
    12 x 6 x 4 inches

  • Installation view

  • Christopher Wool
    Untitled (11A)
    2014
    monotype over photogravure
    22 x 18 7/8 inches

  • Christopher Wool
    Untitled (7A)
    2014
    monotype over photogravure
    22 x 18 7/8 inches

  • Christopher Wool
    Untitled (17A)
    2014
    monotype over photogravure
    22 x 18 7/8 inches

  • Installation view

  • John Sparagana
    Themesong Variations (empty speech)
    2015
    archival inkjet prints, sliced and mixed on paper
    70 x 52 inches

  • Installation view

  • Installation view

  • Rebecca Morris
    Untitled (#02-14)
    2014
    oil and spray paint on canvas
    65 x 65 inches

  • Ellen Berkenblit
    Pink Trucks
    2015
    oil and charcoal on linen
    65 x 76 inches

  • Installation view

  • Molly Zuckerman-Hartung
    Untitled
    2014
    acrylic and oil on fabric
    62 x 54 inches

  • Installation view

  • William T. Wiley
    Winter Sport
    1962-63
    ink, oil, paper collage, and wood construction
    18 1/4 x 9 x 6 inches

  • Installation view

  • Lesley Vance
    Untitled
    2015
    watercolor on paper
    14 x 11 inches

  • Lesley Vance
    Untitled
    2015
    watercolor on paper
    14 x 11 inches

  • Installation view

  • Jeff Elrod
    Mescalito
    2015
    acrylic, spray paint, and UV ink on Fisher canvas
    27 x 21 inches

  • Lui Shtini
    Spitter
    2015
    oil on board
    18 x 14 inches

  • Installation view

  • Arlene Shechet
    Space Place
    2015
    glazed ceramic and concrete
    61 1/2 x 14 x 14 inches

  • Miyoko Ito
    Iliad
    1981
    oil on canvas
    30 x 38 inches

  • Installation view

  • Magalie Guérin
    Untitled (bondage-general)
    2015
    oil on canvas
    14 x 11 inches

  • Magalie Guérin
    Untitled (bondage-candy twist)
    2015
    oil on canvas
    14 x 11 inches

  • Installation view

  • Josiah McElheny
    Sheerbart Hand-Colors Taut’s Glass House
    2014
    Drawing with retouching pencil on silver gelatin photograph
    20 x 16 inches

  • Josiah McElheny
    Scheerbart Hand-Colors Taut’s Stairway to the Exhibition Room
    2014
    Drawing with retouching pencil on silver gelatin photograph
    20 x 16 inches


PRESS RELEASE

Opening reception: Saturday, July 18, 6-8 PM

For midsummer 2015, Corbett vs. Dempsey is pleased to present Other Planes of There, a group exhibition spun from a drawing of the same name by the musician Sun Ra.

Curated associatively around Ra’s suggestive phrase, the show gathers together artists who in one way or another investigate space in abstraction: the fold, the flap, the slip, planar, curvilinear, rectilinear, concave, convex, super-flat, organic, mechanical, shallow or deep. Ra’s own 1966 work, which will hang in the show, features a simple linear vortical spiral, inviting the viewer to dive into another dimension; hovering next to it is an angular automatic drawing, spiky and foreboding; both float on a silver foil backing. Mark Flood’s enormous canvas situates a gauze fabric veil at the picture plane, behind which a chasmic depth is inferred; Christopher Wool’s intimate monoprints blot a bright red mark atop a printed black and white background, condensing or collapsing the space of the image. Ricky Swallow’s trompe l’oeil bronze sculpture suggests a rope trick frozen in time; Arlene Shechet’s “Space Place,” which also takes its name from Ra, places a cardiod organic glazed ceramic on a contrastingly smooth concrete pedestal. In John Sparagana’s new work the empty text bubbles of a Dick Tracy comic are delicately scrambled to reveal absent potentialities – space of thought, thoughts of space. The exhibition features new paintings by Ellen Berkenblit, Jeff Elrod, Magalie Guerin, Rebecca Morris, Lui Shtini, and Molly Zuckerman-Hartung, and a 1981 painting by Miyoko Ito; new collages by Lesley Vance; recent hand-tinted photographs by Josiah McElheny; and a 1962 sculpture by William T. Wiley.