(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.