Lawrence Carroll Dust, Prop, Freeze
The Buchmann Galerie is pleased to announce an exhibition with new works by Lawrence Carroll (b. 1954); it concentrates on installations from two series: The Dust Paintings and The Prop Paintings.
In The Dust Paintings, Lawrence Carroll applies several layers of fine dust to the walls of the installation. The ephemeral materiality intensifies in the clear form of the tableau-like format. Lawrence Carroll relates the shadowy presence of the wall works to small accumulations of warmly glowing lightbulbs lying directly on the floor.
“I started to incorporate light into my work. A small studio light would be placed near my painting, sometimes on the floor under the painting ... The simple fact that the light would burn out interested me greatly; all ideas burn out eventually, until someone else comes along and takes it somewhere else, replaces the burnt-out bulb, and lights an idea or space that was once considered tired or used up. This notion of rejuvenation has always interested me.”
The Prop Paintings are based on the idea that rejuvenation is always possible. Boxlike objects painted white rest on the floor and lean on the wall, establishing a deliberate connection between the floor and the wall. The Prop Paintings clarify the features of Lawrence Carroll’s works that derive from sculpture and the installation.
For Lawrence Carroll, The Prop Paintings are a new formulation of the cool cubes of the Minimal Art of the likes of Donald Judd. The clear and distanced form, a form of artistic expression that was once considered radical, gives way instead to a more gestural expression of memory and vulnerability. The Prop Paintings thus not only undercut the parameters of Minimal Art but also achieve their own validity in their realization.
His works were exhibited amongst others at documenta 9, at the 53rd Biennale Di Venezia, at Museo Correr Venice, at Museum Folkwang Essen, at Guggenheim Museum Soho/New York, at Espoo Museum of Modern Art Finland, at Museum Abteiberg Mönchengladbach or at the Deichtorhallen Hamburg.
For additional information on the artist or for visual materials on the works in the exhibition, please do not hesitate to contact the gallery at any time.
Born 1954 in Melbourne, died 2019 in Cologne.
|1980||Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles, CA|
|1976 - 80||Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA|
|1974 - 76||Moorpark College, CA
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
Städtisches Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach
Kunstmuseum Kloster unser lieben Frauen, Magdeburg
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