“amongst the pre-eminent painters of his generation, challenging the canons of painting with a wry humour and brazen originality”
Painthing on the Möve documents an exhibition in two parts - a show of new paintings by Albert Oehlen along with a rare opportunity to discover - or rediscover - the Chicago Imagists.
Seldom shown in the UK, the Imagists are one of the most idiosyncratic and visually striking group of artists to emerge from the United States in the 60's and 70’s. The publication and exhibition were organised in collaboration with Chicago's Corbett vs. Dempsey Gallery. The works not attempt a exhaustive survey, but a reactivation of the spirit of the Chicago Imagists.
Albert Oehlen is amongst the pre-eminent painters of his generation, challenging the canons of painting with a wry humour and brazen originality. The publication features a forward by and a conversation with Albert Oehlen by John Corbett. Painting on the Möve was published on the occasion of the exhibitions Chicago Imagists, 1966-1973 and Albert Oehlen at Thomas Dane Gallery, London, (11 October - 26 November 2011), Corbett vs. Dempsey, Chicago IL (28 October - 3 December 2011)