• Rachel Harrison
    The First Saturday in July
    2017
    cloth, cement, enamel, acrylic, metal
    9 x 7 1/4 x 6 1/2 inches

  • David Adamo
    Untitled (16 erasers)
    2013
    tempera on clay
    dimensions range from 5/16 x 7/8 x 5/8 inches to 7/16 x 13/16 x 1 1/8 inches

  • Jeremy Anderson
    The Night Utopia Burned Down
    1962
    Redwood
    13 x 20 1/2 x 12 inches

  • Robert Arneson
    X Pot
    1967
    ceramic
    15 x 10 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches

  • Richard Artschwager
    Table (Wannabe)
    2009
    formica and wood
    12 x 12 x 10 inches
    signed and numbered on the bottom
    Edition of 20

  • Richard Artschwager
    Blp
    c. 1990
    rubberized horsehair
    10 1 /2 x 7 x 2 inches

  • Don Baum
    Hylas
    1982
    mixed media
    15 1/2 x 16 x 10 inches

  • Margot Bergman
    Untitled (Red Hot)
    2010
    ceramic
    7 x 6 x 4 1/2 inches

  • Carol Bove
    Spineless Cactus
    2016
    bronze
    13 x 11 x 11 1/2 inches
    Edition 1/2, 1 AP

  • Joe Brainard
    Shadow Box
    1964
    mixed media collage with assemblage
    8 x 4 x 1 3/4 inches

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

  • Kathy Butterly
    White Wash
    2017
    clay, glaze
    6 3/4 x 7 x 3 1/4 inches

  • Alex Chitty
    Whores, Pimps, Saints and Holymen
    2017
    Dade County pine, cast white bronze, steel
    8 x 4 x 2 inches

  • Alex Bradley Cohen
    Untitled
    2014
    glazed ceramic
    8 x 4 3/4 x 4 3/4 inches

  • Dominick Di Meo
    Elements for a Monument
    c. 1980
    Polyform and bone on wood
    5 1/2 x 3 1/2 x 2 inches

  • Robert Donley
    Avenging Angel
    1978
    mixed media assemblage
    11 x 13 x 2 1/2 inches

  • Matias Faldbakken
    Untitled (DVD Squeeze #01-#05)
    2010
    DVD covers and metal lever straps
    10 2/3 x 8 1/2 x 7 3/4 inches

  • Elizabeth Ferry
    Squeezy Bird Twins
    2017
    ceramic, glass eyes, crab claws, feather
    5 x 2 3/4 x 3 and 4 3/4 x 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches

  • Ed Flood
    Time Capsule (Multicolor)
    c. 1966 - 70
    mixed media
    12 x 12 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches

  • Thomas Grünfeld
    Misfit (pheasant/goat)
    2009
    Mixed media
    11 3/4 x 19 3/4 x 13 3/4 inches

  • Robert Guillot
    Untitled (ST4)
    2014
    felt, wire, wood, urethane, epoxy
    22 1/2 x 20 1/2 x 5 inches

  • Philip Hanson
    Perfect Moment Quintessence
    c.1973-74
    acrylic, paper mâché, and wood
    8 x 7 x 3 inches

  • David Hartt
    Para-Site
    2013
    unique hand-blown glass sculpture
    12 x 16 x 16 inches (varying)

  • Robert Hudson
    Ceramic #13
    1972
    glazed porcelain
    9 1/2 x 8 1/2 x 6 inches

  • Stanya Kahn
    Ceramic Snake White Snake
    2017
    Stoneware and glaze
    8 1/4 x 14 x 6 inches

  • Carol Jackson
    drills
    2017
    paper mache, acrylic, ipolymer clay, digital print
    15 x 8 x 16 inches

  • Thomas Kapsalis
    Figure
    2017
    bronze
    4 x 3 1/2 x 7 inches

  • Mike Kelley
    Spinkle Lingam Paperweight
    2002
    dirt, cement, bar top resin, beads, wood, paint
    13 1/4 x 5 x 5 inches

  • Ellen Lanyon
    ‘Snake and Rat’ and ‘Lizard and Rat’
    1973
    two painted ceramic sculptures
    2 3/4 x 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches each

  • Andrew Lord
    sheep skull, Spring Mill
    2008 - 2009
    ceramic
    18 1/2 x 15 x 9 1/4 inches

  • Josiah McElheny
    Two Painted Bottles
    2017
    handblown blue glass, cast blue glass, oil paint, wood hardware
    15 x 11 x 6 inches
    edition 1/3, 1 AP

  • Gary Molitor
    She Smells So Good
    1970
    ceramic
    14 1/4 x 10 3/4 x 6 inches

  • Joshua Mosley
    1937 International D-50
    2010
    bronze
    6 x 6 1/2 x 33 1/2 inches
    edition 1/2

  • Katsuhito Nishikawa
    Untitled
    1986/2013
    Painted bronze
    28 1/2 x 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 inches
    edition 2/5

  • William J. O’Brien
    Untitled
    2015
    glazed ceramic
    22 x 18 x 12 inches

  • Betsy Odom
    Lavender Menace
    2017
    leather
    9 x 14 x 10 inches

  • Joakim Ojanen
    Red Boxing Nose
    2017
    ceramic
    12 x 7 x 7 inches

  • B. Ingrid Olson
    Model for an Endless Room
    2017
    PVA size, acrylic, vinyl paint, sand, polyurethane foam, silicone, 6 x 11 1/2 x 5 3/4 inches

  • Joyce Pensato
    Batman from the Hood
    2017
    plastic Batman mask with enamel paint
    11 1/2 x 10 x 9 1/2 inches

  • Rodney Quiriconi
    Untitled
    c. 1964
    mahogany with steel ball, shaped brass rods, glass panes, and brass fittings
    6 1/2 x 6 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches

  • Matthew Ronay
    The Stream
    2017
    basswood, dye, plastic, steel, flocking
    10 3/4 x 16 x 10 inches

  • Dieter Roth
    Sugar Lion
    n.d.
    sugar paste and coloring
    9 1/2 x 5 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches

  • Thomas Schütte
    Eierkopf, halb
    2014
    glazed ceramic on artist’s base
    7 x 14 11/16 x 9 7/8 inches

  • Arlene Shechet
    (not yet titled)
    2017
    ceramic, glaze
    12 x 4 x 3 inches

  • Alan Shields
    Untitled (Necklace)
    c. 1975
    painted wood, beads, and thread
    14 1/2 x 11 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches

  • Diane Simpson
    Study for Sombrero
    1995
    acrylic paint, MDF, polyester spunbond fabric
    6 1/4 x 16 x 4 3/4 inches

  • Cauleen Smith
    Untitled (Smothered Shroud)
    2012
    bisque
    10 1/2 x 12 1/2 x 2 inches

  • John Sparagana
    Cotton Crown
    2003-2009, 2017
    fatigued magazine pages
    10 1/2 x 8 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches

  • Steven Urry
    Ribbon Blat
    1972
    acrylic
    9 3/4 x 3 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches

  • William Weege
    Untitled
    c. 1990
    bronze with wooden base
    9 1/2 x 11 x 6 inches

  • Richard Wentworth
    Passenger
    1984
    plastic and glass
    1 1/2 x 5 1/2 x 7 1/8 inches

  • H.C. Westermann
    Untitled (For Dom)
    1963
    jar filled with wool blanket scrap, turkey bone, and paint
    7 x 2 1/2 inches (jar)
    dedicated and dated on blanket in marker

  • Karl Wirsum
    Untitled
    n.d.
    acrylic on shaped wood with bottle cap
    11 1/2 x 5 x 1 1/2 inches

  • Christopher Wool
    Untitled
    2017
    pigmented concrete with steel armature
    25 1/2 x 14 x 12 inches
    edition 3/3, 1 AP

  • Jimmy Wright
    Mrs. French
    1971
    acrylic on stoneware
    16 x 8 x 9 inches


PRESS RELEASE

Opening reception: Friday, September 8th, 6-8 pm

In praise of small things with depth.

Corbett vs. Dempsey is pleased to present Small Sculpture, an exhibition of tabletop three-dimensional works by more than 50 artists.

Across the surfaces of two enormous tables, spread out like pieces from an eclectic chessboard, artworks emanating from many different points of origin come head to head in this show, a rare group exhibition for CvsD which draws its inspiration from the gallery’s longstanding fascination with intimate-scale sculptural objects.  The recent renaissance in ceramics is bountifully represented with exemplary historical sculptures by Bay Area “funk” figures Robert Arneson, Robert Hudson, and Gary Molitor, and contemporary works by Margot Bergman, Kathy Butterly, Alex Bradley Cohen, Elizabeth Ferry, Stanya Kahn, Ellen Lanyon, Andrew Lord, William J. O’Brien, Joakim Ojanen, Thomas Schütte, Arlene Shechet, Cauleen Smith, and Jimmy Wright.  Confounding category, Richard Artschwager created the classic Formica piece “Table with Pink Tablecloth” in 1964, now part of the Art Institute of Chicago’s collection; decades later he made a scaled-down version in a tiny edition, a prototype of which is part of Small Sculpture.  Like Artschwager’s piece, the eerie presence that emanates from these objects is a conceptual thread weaving throughout the show, linking uncanny works from David Adamo, Carol Bove, Peter Brötzmann, Alex Chitty, Thomas Grünfeld, Robert Guillot, Rachel Harrison, Carol Jackson, Mike Kelley, Josiah McElheny, Joshua Mosley, B. Ingrid Olson, Joyce Pensato, Pope.L, Betsy Odom, Matthew Ronay, Dieter Roth, Alan Shields, Richard Wentworth, William Weege, and Christopher Wool. Joe Brainard, Matias Faldbakken, and John Sparagana manipulate found material. Jeremy Anderson, Ted Halkin, David Hartt, Katsuhito Nishikawa, Diane Simpson, and Steven Urry all deal with architectural and/or minimal construction. The many dimensions of Chicago’s own sometimes surreal milieu are explosively represented in sculptures by Don Baum, Dominick Di Meo, Robert Donley, Ed Flood, Philip Hanson, Thomas H. Kapsalis, Rodney Quiriconi, H.C. Westermann, and Karl Wirsum.

David Adamo
Jeremy Anderson
Robert Arneson
Richard Artschwager
Don Baum
Margot Bergman
Carol Bove
Joe Brainard
Peter Brötzmann
Kathy Butterly
Alex Chitty
Alex Bradley Cohen
Dominick Di Meo
Bob Donley
Matias Faldbakken
Elizabeth Ferry
Ed Flood
Thomas Grünfeld
Robert Guillot
Philip Hanson
Rachel Harrison
David Hartt
Robert Hudson
Carol Jackson
Stanya Kahn
Thomas H. Kapsalis
Mike Kelley
Ellen Lanyon
Andrew Lord
Josiah McElheny
Gary Molitor
Joshua Mosley
Katsuhito Nishikawa
William J. O’Brien
Betsy Odom
Joakim Ojanen
B. Ingrid Olson
Joyce Pensato
Pope.L
Rodney Quiriconi
Matthew Ronay
Dieter Roth
Thomas Schütte
Arlene Shechet
Alan Shields
Diane Simpson
Cauleen Smith
John Sparagana
Steven Urry
William Weege
Richard Wentworth
Karl Wirsum
Christopher Wool
Jimmy Wright