In my most recent work I continue to explore the theme of passages through life. In my previous work the themes were concerned with the unknown trajectories of life and how the choices one makes can result in a variety of outcomes.
For my most recent body of work I have focused on a variation of this theme using the intertwined oval configuration as a visual metaphor to express concepts of relationships: entanglement, puzzlement, connectedness, and disconnectedness. In this last regard the paintings reference a state of duality and attraction, as well as complication, confusion, and perplexity. The concept of the vortex provides a rich metaphor for the complexity of emotions that people have regarding not only their individual lives but, also, about the very nature of existence itself.
The paintings attempt to capture this complexity through formal strategies, introducing a variety and intricacy within the use of the oval motif. Simply put, I am attempting to make abstraction metaphoric with references to the life world. The work continues to explore different visual possibilities for the aforementioned.
Since the 1970s Corey has exhibited professionally with over twenty solo exhibitions and numerous group shows both nationally and internationally. In addition to his career as a practicing artist, his critical writing has been published in Artforum, The New Art Examiner, Dialogue, and C-Magazine (Toronto). He has curated numerous exhibitions and contributed essays to many exhibition catalogues He has taught at the Art Institute of Chicago, the University of Illinois at Chicago, the Illinois Institute of Technology, and the Evanston Art Center. He is currently Professor Emeritus in the Department of Art and Art History at Columbia College Chicago, where he taught Art History and Critical Theory as well as studio arts for over 25 years. The artist has been represented by the following galleries: The Jan Cicero Gallery, Chicago; Space Gallery, Denver, Colorado; Thomas Masters Gallery, Chicago; and Westbrook Modern, Carmel CA. More of his work can be seen on his website, coreypostiglione.com. He also has a Wikipedia page.