Carroll Dunham

(Hers) Night and Day #1, 2009

Acrylic on canvas
136.5 × 174.6 cm

Shortly before starting work on “Bathers” series in 2008, Carroll Dunham expressed the following idea: “In my fantasy life women would paint a new unimaginable kind of abstraction we’ve never seen before… and lead us to perceive a new relationship between painting and reality.”

As a result, this series expanded the visual language that characterized artist’s previous works and demonstrated a shift in his formal decision making, adhering less strictly to the subject’s formal vocabulary and iconography, allowing each work to evolve as a separate painting.




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Carroll Dunham