Lawrence Carroll

Back to the Cave

8 Nov 201318 Jan 2014

Buchmann Galerie

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Lawrence Carroll, ‘Back to the Cave’, Installation view, Buchmann Galerie, 2013
Lawrence Carroll
Back to the Cave
Installation view
Buchmann Galerie, 2013

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Lawrence Carroll, ‘Back to the Cave’, Installation view, Buchmann Galerie, 2013
Lawrence Carroll
Back to the Cave
Installation view
Buchmann Galerie, 2013

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Lawrence Carroll, ‘Untitled (hinge painting)’, 2013
Lawrence Carroll
Untitled (hinge painting), 2013
oil and wax on wood
38 x 34 x 92 cm / 15 x 13½ x 36 in

Lawrence Carroll

Back to the Cave

8 Nov 201318 Jan 2014

Buchmann Galerie

Press release

The Buchmann Galerie is pleased to announce Back to the Cave, a new exhibition of works by Lawrence Carroll (*1954 in Melbourne).  

 

In 1991 after several exhibitions in Germany, the first in 1989 at the Deichtorhallen, Einleuchten, and preparing his final works for documenta 9, Carroll relocated his studio to lower Manhattan, to 244 Front Street. It was here, in this windowless ground 

floor studio, dubbed "the cave" that Carroll spent several years making small intimate works that pushed the form of painting and it's location in the space. Now some 20 plus years later Carroll has re-investigated these ideas, producing the new works on display here for the first time. 

 

The show features four new types of pictures that were developed in an intensive process over the past few months in his studio in Marquette, Michigan: the Slide Paintings, Hinge Paintings, Tube Paintings and Cut Out Paintings.  

 

Lawrence Carroll’s works straddle the boundary between painting and sculpture with a very poetic, sometimes even autobiographical presence. In his work he develops a pictorial language based on a system of different typologies. Since the 1980s the 

artist has created around a dozen different picture genres. The names and descriptions indicate, for example, the working process, such as Cut Paintings, Insert Paintings and Stacked Paintings, or give the pictures a character, such as Sleeping Paintings and Freezing Paintings. The names also reflect the presentation itself, as in the Shelf Paintings, Corner Paintings or Table Paintings

 

Lawrence Carroll also uses the pictures as a foil for his paintings, always creating a reference to the shape of the object, and hence also to the observer and the room. The artist describes this as follows:  

 

“When I started moving the works around in my studio, I became familiar with paintings leaning against the wall or on each other, or even laying horizontally on the floor. Even these casual placements in my studio, which happened in part for practical reasons, entered my work, became part of its content. The various placements created different tensions. The works started to feel different. Each placement created a psychology. The room would breathe differently depending upon the placements.” (Lawrence Carroll, Galerie der Stadt Stuttgart, exh.cat., Ostfildern-Ruit, 1998) 

 

Lawrence Carroll’s works are presented at this year’s Venice Biennale, at the Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, at Casal Solleric in Palma de Mallorca and the Jumex Collection in Mexico City. 

 

For more information about the artist and for images please contact the gallery.  

Pressemitteilung

Die Buchmann Galerie freut sich, mit Back to the Cave eine neue Ausstellung von Lawrence Carroll (*1954 in Melbourne) anzukündigen.  

 

Nach verschiedenen Ausstellungen in Deutschland, der ersten 1989 in den Deichtorhallen, Einleuchten, und den Vorbereitungen für die documenta 9, zog Carroll in sein neues Atelier in Lower Manhattan, in die 244 Front Street. In diesem fensterlosen Raum im Erdgeschoss, genannt „the cave“, schuf Carroll einige Jahre kleine, intime Arbeiten, die die Form der Malerei und ihre Beziehung zum Raum ausloteten. Jetzt, zwanzig Jahre später, hat Lawrence Carroll diese Ideen weiterverfolgt und neue Arbeiten geschaffen, die hier zum ersten Mal gezeigt werden. 

 

Die Ausstellung präsentiert vier neue Bildtypen, die er in den letzten Monaten intensiver Arbeit in seinem Studio in Marquette, Michigan, entwickelt hat: die Slide 

Paintings, Hinge Paintings, Tube Paintings und Cut Out Paintings. 

 

Lawrence Carroll’s Arbeiten bewegen sich an der Grenze zwischen Malerei und Skulptur mit einem sehr poetischen, teils biografischen Ausdruck. Dabei entwickelt er eine 

Bildsprache, die sich über ein System verschiedener Typologien aufbaut. Seit den 1980er Jahren sind rund ein Dutzend verschiedene Bildgattungen entstanden. Die Bezeichnungen verweisen beispielsweise auf den Entstehungsprozess wie Cut Paintings, Insert Paintings und Stacked Paintings oder verleihen den Arbeiten einen lebendigen Charakter, wie Sleeping Paintings und Freezing Paintings. Auch die Präsentation an sich wird reflektiert, wie bei den Shelf Paintings, Corner Paintings oder Table Paintings

 

Die Bildtypen verwendet Lawrence Carroll gleichsam als Folie für seine Malerei, die so stets in Bezug zu der Form des Objektes und dieses wiederum zu dem Betrachter und dem Raum steht. Lawrence Carroll führt dazu aus:  

 

„When I started moving the works around in my studio, I became familiar with paintings leaning against the wall or on each other, or even laying horizontally on the floor. Even these casual placements in my studio, which happened in part for practical reasons, entered my work, became part of it’s content. The various placements created different tensions. The works started to feel different. Each placement created a psychology. The room would breathe differently depending upon the placements“. 

(Lawrence Carroll, Galerie der Stadt Stuttgart, exh.cat., Ostfildern-Ruit, 1998) 

 

Aktuell sind Arbeiten von Lawrence Carroll auf der Venedig Biennale zu sehen. Davor waren seine Werke in der Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, im Casal Solleric, Palma de Mallorca und in der Jumex Collection in Mexico City ausgestellt. 

 

Für weitere Informationen über den Künstler und für Bildmaterial können Sie sich gerne jederzeit mit der Galerie in Verbindung setzen. 

Lawrence Carroll

Born 1954 in Melbourne. Lives and works in Los Angeles and Bolsena, Italy.

Education

1980 Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles, CA
1976 - 80 Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA
1974 - 76 Moorpark College, CA
 

Solo Exhibitions

2017
I have longed to move away, Museo Vincenzo Vela, Ligornetto, CH
Lawrence Carroll, Buchmann Box
I want to go home, Buchmann Lugano
Lawrence Carroll, Buchmann Galerie
2014
Ghost House, MAMbo - Museo d'Arte Moderna di Bologna
2013
Buchmann Galerie, Berlin
Casa Solleric, Palma de Mallorca
Galerie Karsten Greve, Paris
2012
Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, Dublin
2011
Museum Hôtel des Arts, Toulon, France
2010
Buchmann Galerie, Agra (Lugano)
Galerie Karsten Greve, Cologne
Galerie Karsten Greve, Paris
2009
Buchmann Galerie, Berlin
2008
Museo Correr, Venice (cat.)
2007
ACE Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA
Galleria Cardi, Milano
Hôtel des Arts, Toulon
2006
Conny Dietzschold Gallery, Sydney
Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki
2005
Buchmann Galerie, Lugano
Galeria Altair, Palma de Mallorca
Galeria Xavier Fiol, Palma de Mallorca
Galleria Fumagalli, Bergamo
Galleria Michela Rizzo, Venice
Schmidt Contemporary Art, St Louis, Missouri
Villa Panza, Varese
2004
ACE Gallery Beverly Hills, California (cat.)
Carles Taché, Barcelona (cat.)
Galleria San Fedele, Milano (cat.)
Studio Trisorio, Roma, Napoli (cat.)
Tannery Arts, curated by Simon Callery, London
2003
ACE Gallery, Los Angeles
Galerie Forsblum, Helsinki
Studio La Città, Verona (cat.)
2002
Buchmann Galerie, Köln
Galeria Carles Taché, Barcelona
Galleria Altiar, Mallorca
Galleria Xavier Fiol, Mallorca
Getting Lost - Raum der Stille, Karmeliterkirche, München
2001
Galerie Forsblum, Helsinki
2000
Ace Gallery, New York/ Los Angeles
Buchmann Galerie, Köln
Deweer Gallery, Otogem
Studio La Cittá, Verona
1999
Galerie Karsten Greve, Paris
Project Room, Ace Gallery, New York
1998
Buchmann Galerie, Köln
Douglas Lawing Gallery, Houston
Galerie Alexander Sies, Düsseldorf
Galerie der Stadt Stuttgart, Stuttgart
1997
Galerie Baudoin Lebon, Paris
Galerie Peter Bäumler, Regensburg
Galleria Gian Ferrari, Mailand
Galleria Gianenzo Sperone, Milano
Städtische Ausstellungshalle, Münster
1996
Blanket for Rothko, Ace Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles
Paintings and Drawings, Buchmann Galerie, Köln
Deweer Art Gallery, Otegem
Galleria Gianenzo Sperone, Rom
Galleria Milleventi, Turin
Studio La Cittá, Verona
1995
Zeichnungen, Ace Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles
Galleria Trisorio, Neapel
Lawing Gallery, Houston
1994
Centre d’Art Contemporain, Domaine de Kerguéhennec, Bignan
Galerie Buchmann, Basel
Grand Salon, New York
Städtische Galerie im Museum Folkwang Essen
The Power Plant, Toronto
1993
Ace Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles
Jim Schmidt Contemporary Fine Art, St. Louis
Städtisches Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach
1992
Galerie Beaumont, Luxemburg
Stux Gallery, New York
1991
Galerie Beaudoin Lebon, Paris
Röntgen Kunst Institut, Tokio
1990
Stux Gallery, New York
1989
Galerie Ryszard Varisella, Frankfurt/Main
Stux Gallery, New York
1988
Stux Gallery, Boston
Stux Gallery, New York

Group Exhibitions

2016
Zeichnung, Buchmann Galerie
Hurt, Hillsboro Fine Art
Sammeln ist wie Tagebuch führen, Galerie Rainer Wehr, Stuttgart
2015
City Lives, Shirley Fiterman Art Center
Lugano Mostra Bandiera, Lakefront, Lugano
Accrochage, Galerie Hans Mayer, Düsseldorf
2014
Ommaggio a Giuseppe Panza di Biumo. La passione della collezione, Accademia Nazionale di San Luca, Rome
Allegro Giusto, Istituto Svizzero di Roma
Enantiodromia, Fold Gallery, London
2013
Turn off the Sun, Selections from La Coleccion Jumex, , ASU Art Museum, Arizona, USA
NUR SKULPTUR!, Kunsthalle Mannheim
Tapies, The Eye of the Artist, Palazzo Fortuny, Venice Italy
Incontri - Zeitgenössische italienische Kunst, SCHAUWERK Sindelfingen
55th International Venice Biennale, Vatican Pavilion, Venice, Italy (cat.)
2012
Poule!, Jumex Collection, Mexico City
Giorgio Morandi, Museo d’Arte di Lugano
2011
Alla luce della Croce, Galleria d'Arte Moderna Raccolta Lercaro, Bologna
Personality, Galleria Michela Rizzo, Venice, Italy
25 Jahre! Sammlung Henri Nannen, Kunsthalle Emden, Germany
2010
Luce, Buchmann Galerie, Lugano
Entre Glace E Neige, Centro Saint-Benin, Aosta, Italy
It Must Be Abstract, Galleria Cardi, Pietrasanta, Italy
Il Museo Privato, GAMeC, Bergamo, Italy
Just Love Me, MUDAM, Luxembourg
State of Mind , Panza Collection, Lucca Center of Contemporary Art, Lucca, Italy
2009
Glasstress, 53. Biennale Di Venezia, Palazzo Cavalli Franchetti (cat.)
Contemporary Collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales
Made in Munich, Haus der Kunst, München
Object paintings, Roger Raveelmuseum, Machelen-aan-de-Leie, Belgium
2008
Palazzo Fortuny, Venice, Italy,
Fresco Bosco, Curated by Achille Bonito Oliva, La Certosa di San Lorenzo, Padua, Italy
Call it what you like, Art Centre Silkeborg Bad, Denmark
Wall Works, Anselmo – Buren - Carroll - Merz – Varini - Weiner, Buchmann Galerie, Lugano
2007
La Vida Privada. Coleccion Josep Maria Civit, curated by Menene Gras , Balaguer, CDAN, Huesca, Spain
Americanos. Made in USA, Bleckner, Carroll, Halley, Galeria Pelaires, , Collezione Panza, Palazzo Lomellino, Genova
Il Settimo Splendore. La modernita della melincolia, Palazzo Forti, Verona
SEA, Castillo di Santa Barbara, Alicante
A Conversation Between Friends, Lawrence Caroll, Steve Riedell, Studio Trisorio, Naples, Rome
2006
2006, The Year in Art, 5th annual exhibition, Sydney
EMMA Museum, Espoo Museum of Modern Art, Espoon kaupunki/ Helsinki
The Painting Show, curated by Pilar Ribal, Galeria Xavier Fiol, Palma
Lawrence,Carroll, Janis Kounellis, Remo Salvadori, Giuseppe Uncini, Galleria Cardi, Milano Italy
Fuori Uso VXl, La Strada, curated by Agnes Kohlmeyer, Pescara
2005
Pittura e spazio, Carroll - Chamberlain – Mundt - Paladino, Skulpturenprojekte & Kunsthandel, Lugano
West Coast Painting, curated by Petra Giloy-Hirtz, Galerie Biedermeir
50 Years of documenta, Kassel
Elements, Museo dárte contemporanea de Villa Croce. Genova, Italy
Bocconi University, Panza Collection, Milano
Visioni, 20 artists, curated by Annamaria Maggi, Sant Agostino, Bergamo
2004
Practice, curated by David, McDonald, Carl Berg Gallery, Los Angeles
Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach
Villa Panza, Varesse, Italy
2003
Centro Cultural Pelaires (with Kounellis, Cragg, Scully, Rousse), Mallorca
2002
Le stanze dell'arte, curated by Gabriella Belli, MART Museo di Rovereto
La percezione dello spazio, Palazzo della Gran Guardia, Verona
2001
Göteborg International Kuntsbiennal, Göteborg
Artisti americani ed europei dalla collezione Panza, Palazzo Ducale, Sassuolo
2000
Dello Spirituale nell´Arte, Lumezzane, Italien
1999
Lawrence Carroll / Sean Scully, Lawing Gallery, Houston
Panza Collection, Museo del Palazzo Ducale, Gubbio
1998
Master Drawings, Galerie Peter Bäumler, Regensburg
Pollution, Galleria Gian Ferrari, Mailand
Palazzo Ducale, Venedig
Intima-mente, Studio la Città, Verona
1997
Some Art from the 80's and 90's from The Panza di Biumo Collection,
After The Fall, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, New York
L'ossessione del segno, Studio la Città, Verona
1996
Silence, Douglas Lawing Gallery, Houston, Texas
Positionen: Reisen an die Grenzen der Malerei, Museum Folkwang, Essen
The Panza Collection, Palazzo delle Albere, Trento
1995
The Work Space, New York,
Caren Golden, New York
The Spirit Of The Matter, Grand Salon, New York
The Material Imagination, Guggenheim Museum SoHo, New York
Interventions in Space, Museo de Bellas Artes, Caracas, Venezuela
Sperone / Westwater Gallery, New York
1994
The Painting Show, curated by Jan Hoet, Deweer Art Gallery, Otegem
Lawrence Carroll, Tony Cragg, Wilhelm Mundt, curated by André Buchmann, Gallery, New York, Galleria Manuela Allegrini, Brescia,
The State of Things / Der Stand der Dinge, curated by Udo Kittelmann, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Köln
1993
Objekt Bodies, curated by Terry Meyers, Depaw University, Indiana State
Private, Galleri F 15, Moss, Norwegen
Jours Tranquilles A Clichy, Paris , John Good Gallery, New York
Plötzlich ist eine Zeit hereingebrochen, in der alles möglich sein sollte, curated by Udo Kittelmann, Kunstverein Ludwigsburg
Residual Hope, curated by Sharon Brooks, S. L. Simpson Gallery, Toronto, Kanada
Beyound Paint, curated by Maurice Poirier, Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York
Extravagant (The Economy of Eloquence), Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York
1992
Physical Abstractio, Ace Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles
Whiter Shade Of Pale, curated by Udo Kittelmann, Galerie Sophia Ungers, Köln
Who’s Afraid of Duchamp, Minimalism and Passport Photography?, curated by Collins & Milazzo, documenta IX, Kassel
Dealing with Art, Künstlerwerkstatt Lothringer Str., München
1991
Galerie Krinzinger, Wien
1990
Baltimore Sales and Rental Gallery, Baltimore
All Quiet on the Western Front?, Galerie Antoine Candau, Paris
Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot, Paris
Galerie Schmela, Düsseldorf
Major Rowan Gallery, London
1989
De Rozeboomkamer, curated by Urbain Mulkers, Beeld-en-Route Foundation, Diepenheim, Holland
Einleuchten, curated by Harald Szeemann, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg
Galerie Ryszard Varisella, Frankfurt/Main
Holtegaard Museum, Vedaek, Dänemark
Pre-Pop/Post-Appropriation, curated by Collins & Milazzo, Stux Gallery, New York
Stux Gallery, New York
1988
Off White, curated by Collins & Milazzo, Diane Brown Gallery, New York
The New Property, curated by Collins & Milazzo, Myers/Bloom Gallery, Los Angeles
Art At The End Of The Social, curated by Collins & Milazzo, Rooseum, Malmö
Stux Gallery, New York
1987
City Without Walls, Jurors Peter Frank und Stefan Stux, Best of Show Award, Newark
Bronx Museum, New York
Gallery 3, Hoboken
Miniatures, Stux Gallery, Boston
P.S. 122, New York
Philip Stanbury Gallery, New York
Queens Museum, Flushing, New York
Sweet Briar College, Sweet Briar Gallery, New York
1986
City Without Walls, Newark, New Jersey
Silvermine Gallery, New Cannan
1985
Now Gallery, New York

Selected Collections

Guggenheim Museum, New York
Chase Manhattan Bank, New York
MOCA, Los Angeles
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles
Museum  of Contemporary Art, San Diego Calif.
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
JUMEX Collection, Mexico City
Museo de Bellas Artes, Caracas
National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
Städtisches Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach
Städtische Kunsthalle, Mannheim
Kunstmuseum Stuttgart
LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura, Switzerland
EMMA Museum, Espoo, Finland
Sara Hilden Art Museum, Tampere Finland
MART, Rovereto, Italy
Palazzo Ducale, Sassoulo, Italy Permanent Installation
Villa Panza, Varese, Italy –Permanent Installation
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Hotel Des Arts, Toulon, France
La Certosa di San Lorenzo, Padula, Italy              
Es Baluard Museu D'Art Modern I Contemporani De Palma, Palma de Mallorca, Spain