Ellen Berkenblit - Umberville September 05 2022
Ellen Berkenblit's debut exhibition at Corbett vs. Dempsey, Umberville, opened on September 1st and continues through October 8, 2022. This is also her first solo show in Chicago, where the gallery is located, at 2156 West Fulton St., Chicago, IL
Tincture of a Bouquet, 2022, by Ellen Berkenblit, oil on linen, 89 x 76 inches, is imaged above. Photo credit: Object Studies
from Corbett vs. Dempsey's press release for Umberville:
"...Most of all, Berkenblit's paintings present an occasion - an occasion for the application of paint and play with brushy forms, for the unbridled joy of a line or a passage or a daub, a scumble or the introduction of a new pigment. Indeed, in these works a whole new hue has entered the pictures, a group of burnt umbers that have deepened and enriched her palette. The classic flashes of thermonuclear brightness appear, the pinks, purples, reds, greens, blues, but there's an earth-tone baseline that is fresh and exciting..."
A fully-illustrated catalog for this exhibition of her latest work, with an essay by Miciah Hussey, is available. Visit the gallery's website at Ellen Berkenblit - Umberville for more details.