Lawrence Carroll Back to the Cave
8 Nov 2013—18 Jan 2014

Lawrence Carroll Back to the Cave

8 Nov 2013—18 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, died 2019 in Cologne.

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

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Selected Collections

Guggenheim Museum, New York
Museum of Contemporary Art MOCA, Los Angeles
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego

Margulies Collection, Miami

Hall Collection, Vermont

Rubell Family Collection, Miami
Chase Manhattan Bank, New York
Kunstmuseum Stuttgart

Städtisches Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach

Kunstmuseum Kloster unser lieben Frauen, Magdeburg
Kunsthalle Mannheim

Sammlung Wemhöner, Herford/Berlin, Germany

Schaufler Foundation Schauwerk Sindelfingen, Germany
LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura, Switzerland

Museo die Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Rovereto MaRT, Italy
Palazzo Ducale, Sassoulo, Italy (permanent installation)

Panza Collection, Mendrisio, CH

Villa Panza, Varese, Italy (permanent installation)
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

EMMA Museum, Espoo, Finland
Sara Hilden Art Museum, Tampere Finland

Fundación Jumex Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City
Museo de Bellas Artes, Caracas
National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Shanghai Long Museum, China