“Art Green”

“Tell Tale Signs” at Corbett vs. Dempsey

Chicago, 2 January 2012, Art Media Agency (AMA). The gallery Corbett vs. Dempsey in Chicago is currently presenting the exhibition “Tell Tale Signs”, until 21 January, surrounding the latest paintings by Art Green. This American artist, born in 1941, has developed over 45 years an aesthetic of Pop art that combines bright colours and images of popular culture. Green plays with the effects of layering and transparencies in his paintings, to create complex compositions almost like puzzles where the viewer is drowning in the midst of impossible architecture and geometric patterns. The exhibition is Green’s first solo show in Chicago in many years, a city he is not foreign to as he studied at the Art Institute of Chicago. One of the masterpieces exhibited at Corbett vs. Dempsey is Hang Time, a giant dollar sign-shaped painting inspired by the global economic downturn, and various approaches to perspectival confusion. Green’s work is notably presented in collections of Art Institute of Chicago, Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago, National Gallery of Canada and at the Museum of Modern Art in...

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