Since opening in 2004, Corbett vs. Dempsey has presented a range of international artists and artists connected with the historical and contemporary legacy of Chicago. The gallery's mission has included extensive exploration of widely known artists including Ellen Berkenblit, Brian Calvin, Arturo Herrera, Charline von Heyl, Dick Higgins, Rebecca Morris, Albert Oehlen, Joyce Pensato, Arlene Shechet, and Christopher Wool, supporting emerging and mid-career figures including Christina Forrer, Gabrielle Garland, Magalie Guérin, David Hartt, Carol Jackson, Celeste Rapone, Rebecca Shore, Lui Shtini, Cauleen Smith, John Sparagana, Omar Velázquez, and Molly Zuckerman-Hartung, and championing artists of critical significance to post-war Chicago including...

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In celebration of Thomas H. Kapsalis' 95th birthday, Corbett vs. Dempsey presents eight works, each one drawn from a different decade of his practice. A legendary teacher at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he was professor for a staggering 53 years, Kapsalis's students included all of the members of the Hairy Who (Jim Nutt, Gladys Nilsson, Art Green, Suellen Rocca, Karl Wirsum, and Jim Falconer), Christina Ramberg, Roger Brown, Joe Zucker, Diane Simpson, Irving Petlin, and Richard Hunt. Beginning in the 1940s, spanning the years up to the his current work, this concise exhibition displays Kapsalis's unwavering dedication to modernism. Please see Documents for more detailed biographical information.