CHICAGO – Window Dressing, a solo exhibition of artist Diane Simpson at the MCA Chicago, receives a review by Sarah Rose Sharp in Hyperallergic. (more…)

CHICAGO – Exhibitions “Barbara Rossi: Poor Traits at the DePaul Art Museum, and “Monster Roster: Existentialist Art in Postwar Chicago” at the Smart Museum, receive a review by Lori Waximan in Chicago Tribune. (more…)

NEW YORK – Barbara Rossi’s recent exhibition Poor Traits at DePaul Art Museum reviewed by Stephanie Cristello on ArtSlant.


CHICAGO – notes (8 pieces): source a new world music: creative music by Wadada Leo Smith was originally self-published in 1973 in a run of 200 copies. The current edition was reprinted in an edition of 1000 by Corbett vs Dempsey to accompany the exhibition Wadada Leo Smith – Ankhrasmation: The Language Scores, 1967-2015 presented October 11-29, 2015 at The Renaissance Society of the University of Chicago.

CHICAGO – Push Pull, the 1979 triple album of Jimmy Lyons, is reviewed in Chicago Reader by Peter Magasak.

LONDON – 5 Questions with Thomas Grünfeld on his exhibit Magaret at Massimo De Carlo.


LOS ANGELES – Artist Cauleen Smith receives one of five Herb Alpert Awards. Since 1994, the award, a collaboration between the Herb Alpert Foundation and the California Institute of the Arts, has honored five exceptional mid-career artists on an annual basis.  (more…)

NEW YORK – Lui Shtini’s exhibition Jinn Skin at Kate Werble Gallery reviewed by John Yau on Hyperallergic.


Hall 2.0, Booth C7

At its inaugural Art Basel booth, Corbett vs. Dempsey presents a focused historical view of False Image, one of the original Imagist exhibition groups.  False Image convened for two shows at the Hyde Park Art Center in Chicago in 1968 and 1969.  Comprised of Roger Brown, Eleanor Dube, Philip Hanson, and Christina Ramberg, the quartet of artists is represented by paintings, objects, and drawings from the era – many of them shown in either The False Image or False Image II – together with all the ephemeral materials the group produced: posters, postcard sets, illustrated price lists, and decal sets.  This is the first presentation to isolate False Image from the other Imagist groups, such as the Hairy Who.  On the occasion of the fair, CvsD has produced a special 72-page catalog, fully illustrated with biographies and a historical overview by John Corbett.

Tickets and more information here.

Saturday, May 21, 1pm
at The Smart Museum of Art
meet in the lobby
Event is free and open to the public

Jim Dempsey and John Corbett, guest co-curators of Monster Roster: Existentialist Art in Postwar Chicago, will survey the exhibition with all comers, stopping at select works to discuss the show and the artists.  Please join us!

Saturday, May 14th, 2pm
at Corbett vs. Dempsey Gallery
Event is free and open to the public

THE MARBLE INDEX by Marit Følstad

The Marble index by Marit Følstad is an artist book sourcing its content from Marit Følstad multi faceted artistic practice over the last 5 years. Moving fluidly between various mediums and formats, the over all esthetic and design is driven and determined by the use of Japanese binding. The folded pages challenge the traditional experience of a book – the images and artworks flow continuously across the pages.

The Marble Index” is a sharp departure form her former book “Melody of Certain Damaged Lemons”, 2012. Følstads continues to “explore the nature of ephemerality, transformation, dissolution, and allure” in The Marble Index. But as opposed to her former book, only presenting videos, The Marble Index uses images from neon, videos, sculptures and drawings, making this book a completely different experience.

Marit Følstad is a Norwegian artist. Her practice encompasses video, sound, performance, sculpture and installation. Følstad received her education from Glasgow School of Art and the Art Institute of Chicago. She was a recipient of a Fulbright grant. Følstad has participated in exhibitions in Norway and exhibiting in international venues such as The Hood Museum of Art (New Hampshire), Palm Beach ICA (Florida), Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (Arizona), Sculpture Center, (New York), Arthouse (Texas), CoCA Seattle (Washington), Malmø Art Museum (Sweden), Museum of Installation (London, UK) and Norwich Gallery of Art (UK) as well as The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Bergen Art Museum, NorthernNorway Art Museum (all in Norway).

Essays by:
Charlotta Kotik
Ugochukwu-Smooth C. Nzewi
Lilly Wei

Design by: Ian Brown

Published by Teknisk Industri AS, Oslo 2016

ISBN: 978-82-93281-12-2

Marit Følstad exhibition “The Marble Index” is currently showing at The Rooster Gallery, New York until May 29th.