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Gladstone Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of new paintings by Carroll Dunham. Featuring nine works that d raw on the motifs of nude bathers and pastoral landscapes familiar from Dun ham’s earlier paintings\, the exhibition will highlight the artist’s contin uing interest in these themes. Expanding upon the visual language that char acterized his previous works\, Dunham demonstrates a shift in his formal de cision making\, adhering less strictly to the subject’s formal vocabulary a nd iconography\, and instead allowing each work to evolve as a singular pai nting rather than as a work in a series.

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For the w orks included in this exhibition\, Dunham replaces the rosy female figure p resent in his earlier series with a stark\, white\, nude. Depicting the cla ssic art-historical motif of the bather made famous by artists from Cézanne to Bonnard\, Dunham inverts the familiar scene of the demure woman\, repla cing her with a vibrant and animated figure caught in bold poses – arms ext ended\, hair splayed across her face. Pushing color\, form\, and line to cr eate collision-like interactions between compositional elements of the pain ting\, Dunham creates a compact tension between the interlocking forms to e xplore the relationship between subject and landscape\, foreground and back ground.

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First recognized for his wood veneer paint ings in the 1980s\, Dunham has gone on to explore the pictorial possibiliti es of painting and drawing\, subverting the boundaries between representati onal imagery and abstraction. Populating his work variously with abstract a ppendages\, bold lines\, and human-like characters\, Dunham has coaxed new forms out of familiar objects.

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Carroll Dunham was born in 1949 and currently lives and works in New York and Connecticut. He has been the subject of numerous one-person exhibitions\, including a mid-c areer retrospective at the New Museum in New York and an exhibition of pain tings and sculptures at Millesgården in Stockholm. His work has been includ ed in several Whitney Biennials and in “Disparaties and Deformations: Our G rotesque\,” SITE Santa Fe’s fifth biennial curated by Robert Storr.

DTEND:20130119 DTSTAMP:20140801T131300 DTSTART:20121129 GEO:40.7488354;-74.0047775 LOCATION:Gladstone Gallery - 24 St.\,515 W. 24th St. \nNew York\, NY 10011 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Solo Exhibition\, Carroll Dunham UID:248022 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20121128T200000 DTSTAMP:20140801T131300 DTSTART:20121128T180000 GEO:40.7488354;-74.0047775 LOCATION:Gladstone Gallery - 24 St.\,515 W. 24th St. \nNew York\, NY 10011 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Solo Exhibition\, Carroll Dunham UID:248023 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR