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Voices: Carroll Dunham

Carroll Dunham

Monday, October 19, 2009
Gallery 400 Lecture Room
400 South Peoria Street

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Ranging from cartoonish and grotesque to tight-lipped and brooding, Carroll Dunham s (born 1949) paintings and prints express the extremes of a frank psychological subjectivity. Drawing on abstraction, figuration, graffitti, pop, graphic arts, and surrealism, Dunham combines the smooth flatness of graphic arts with unexpected textures, comic book colors, and painterly gestures. His works often include biomorphic figures, dream-like psychosexual themes, and an aggressive, often violent masculinity. Dunham has exhibited in group and solo exhibitions internationally including the Whitney Biennial in 1991 and 1995; Examining Pictures, Whitechapel Gallery, London; and Urgent Painting, ARC Musee d art moderne de la Ville de Paris, France. Solo exhibitions of his work have been held at Metro Pictures, New York; White Cube, London; Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles; and Gladstone Gallery, New York. His 2002 mid-career retrospective at New Museum in New York was one of the most highly regarded shows of that year. Dunham writes regularly for Artforum.