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Corbett vs. Dempsey

Exhibition Detail
Brian Calvin: New Paintings
1120 N. Ashland Ave.
3rd Fl. (above Dusty Groove)
Chicago, IL 60622

January 27th, 2011 - March 12th, 2011
January 27th, 2011 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Copper Hairstreak, Brian CalvinBrian Calvin, Copper Hairstreak,
2010, oil on panel, 36" x 24"
© Courtesy of the artist and Corbett vs. Dempsey
West Loop/West Town
Tue-Sat 10-5 and by appointment

In the East Wing, CvsD welcomes Brian Calvin back to Chicago.  A graduate of the School of the Art Institute, Calvin has risen in the last 15 years to become one of the brightest, most promising painters in the U.S.  Now based in Southern California, his work also has a distinctive Chicago-ness – no doubt a byproduct of his years as a star student of Ray Yoshida.  Indeed, an early Calvin work is included in the Yoshida retrospective currently hanging at the Sullivan Galleries at the School of the Art Institute, 33 S. State St.  Calvin has created some of the iconic images of hipster culture, often portraying young women whose gestures and faces speak emotional volumes.  Like Saul, his interest in the figure is a foil for his painting, which is spectacularly rich and daring, bristling with unexpected color choices and brilliant brushwork.

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