Corbett vs. Dempsey is honored to present Karl Wirsum, an exhibition of paintings by Karl Wirsum. This is the gallery’s first show of new works by the artist. Karl Wirsum is a legendary figure in Chicago art. As an inspiring teacher and colleague, and especially as one of the most ferociously individual inventor of images the city has known, he has continuously forged a singular path since emerging as an original member of the Hairy Who in the mid-sixties. His approach to line, character, stylization, transformation, series, and medium has been beyond intrepid, and this exhibition makes clear both how consistent and how personal Wirsum World really is.

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