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Lawrence Carroll, ‘A Tribute to Lawrence Carroll’, Installation view, Buchmann Galerie, 2019
Lawrence Carroll
Installation view
Buchmann Galerie
2019

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Lawrence Carroll, ‘A Tribute to Lawrence Carroll’, Installation view, Buchmann Galerie, 2019
Lawrence Carroll
Installation view
Buchmann Galerie
2019

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Lawrence Carroll, ‘A Tribute to Lawrence Carroll’, Installation view, Buchmann Galerie, 2019
Lawrence Carroll
Installation view
Buchmann Galerie
2019

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Lawrence Carroll, ‘Untitled (yellow painting)’, 2017
Lawrence Carroll
Untitled (yellow painting), 2017
Oil, wax, staples, house paint, dust, canvas on wood
259 (h) x 187 x 5,5 cm / 102 (h) x 73½ x 2¼ in

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Lawrence Carroll, ‘Untitled (yellow painting)’, 2017
Lawrence Carroll
Untitled (yellow painting), 2017
Oil, wax, staples, house paint, dust, canvas on wood
262 (h) x 200 x 6 cm / 103¼ (h) x 78¾ x 2¼ in

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Lawrence Carroll, ‘ Untitled (slip painting)’, 2006
Lawrence Carroll
Untitled (slip painting), 2006
Oil, wax, house paint, staples, canvas on wood, 2 painted tarps
313 (h) x 235 x 25 cm / 123¼ (h) x 92½ x 9¾ in

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Lawrence Carroll, ‘Ghost house’, 2018
Lawrence Carroll
Ghost house, 2018
House paint, wax, newspaper, canvas on wood
126 (h) x 97 x 6,5 cm / 49½ (h) x 38¼ x 2½ in

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Lawrence Carroll, ‘Untitled (hinge painting)’, 2013
Lawrence Carroll
Untitled (hinge painting), 2013
Oil and wax on canvas on wood
36 (h) x 41,5 x 43 cm / 14¼ (h) x 16¼ x 17 in

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Lawrence Carroll, ‘A Tribute to Lawrence Carroll’, Installation view, Buchmann Galerie, 2019
Lawrence Carroll
Installation view
Buchmann Galerie
2019

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Lawrence Carroll, ‘A Tribute to Lawrence Carroll’, Installation view, Buchmann Galerie, 2019
Lawrence Carroll
Installation view
Buchmann Galerie
2019

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Lawrence Carroll, ‘A Tribute to Lawrence Carroll’, Installation view, Buchmann Galerie, 2019
Lawrence Carroll
Installation view
Buchmann Galerie
2019

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‘Untitled’, 2016
Untitled, 2016
Newspaper, house paint, oil, pigment and glue on canvas on wood
45,5 (h) x 43 x 0,5 cm / 18 (h) x 17 x ¼ in Rahmen/frame: 49,1 × 46,6 cm / 19¼ × 18¼ in

A Tribute to Lawrence Carroll

12 Jul3 Aug 2019

Buchmann Galerie

Press release

The Buchmann Galerie invites you to the exhibition A Tribute to Lawrence Carroll. 

 

The painter, sculptor, cosmopolite and great friend of the gallery, Lawrence Carroll, passed away unexpectedly on 21 May 2019. 

 

To mark this sad occasion, the Buchmann Galerie has curated a show of materialized memories of the artist’s career from the archive, including catalogues, Carroll’s newspapers, created by him for important exhibitions, and a selection from his last cycle of works. Also included in the exhibition is the the documentary: Lawrence Carroll, Finding a Place, written and directed by Simona Ostinelli, courtesy Pic-Film SA and RSI Radiotelevisione Svizzera.

 

The concept of time has played a prominent role in the eclectic body of work Lawrence Carroll leaves behind. Many of the artist’s paintings and sculptures came into being over long periods of time, often produced by the artist in different studios between Malibu, Marquette, Venice, Bolsena and, recently, in Tivoli, New York. Carroll’s poetic works are determined by a respect for “the instant in time”; developed for the sake of the moment, the artist allowed himself to be guided by time – the duration of time – where nothing occurs abruptly. This is what the artist meant by the title of his recent monographic exhibition As the Noise Falls Away (Kunstmuseum Kloster Unser Lieben Frauen in Magdeburg, Germany, 2018).

 

Lawrence Carroll acted out of observing the inconspicuous. His art comes out of a sequence of highly sensitive processes, in which one’s own perception, the creative hand, materials selected and the place of presentation are all brought into harmony and tied aesthetically. In this process, the personal search for traces segues into leaving his own marks, which are to be understood as a condensation of his thoughts and formative acts.

 

The object-like character of his paintings – the consequence of keeping his painting distant from all illusionism – only strengthened his resolve to take account of the works’ importance in space. Carroll’s art inserts itself into those relations to create constellations – like measure and space, light and shadow, colour and object, or like the emptiness left behind by the past in relation to the present.

 

The first exhibition of Lawrence Carroll’s work in the Buchmann Galerie was conceived for the gallery in Basel in 1994, followed by numerous exhibitions in Cologne, Berlin, Agra and Lugano. Carroll presented his first Yellow Paintings, Grey Paintings, the first site-specific Dust Paintings, Freezing Paintings, and the Sleeping Painting – installed in the canal waters of St. Alban Pond – and which was washed away by the tide one morning into the Rhine. Since 1994, the Buchmann Galerie Berlin/Lugano has presented Lawrence Carroll’s work in twelve solo exhibitions.

 

With these wonderful memories, we now mourn the loss of a great artist and a true friend whom we will miss very much. 

 

Pressemitteilung

Die Buchmann Galerie freut sich die  Ausstellung A Tribute to Lawrence Carroll anzukündigen.

 

Lawrence Carroll, Maler, Bildhauer, Kosmopolit und Künstler der Galerie, verstarb völlig unerwartet am 21. Mai 2019.

 

Aus diesem traurigen Anlass hat die Buchmann Galerie eine Sammlung materialisierter Erinnerungen an den Künstlers aus dem Archiv zusammengestellt, darunter Carrolls Zeitungen, die er seit einigen Jahren für wichtige Ausstellungen erstellt hat und eine Auswahl repräsentativer Arbeiten aus den letzten Jahren. Ebenfalls zeigen wir in der Ausstellung den Dokumentarfilm: Lawrence Carroll, Finding a Place von Simona Ostinelli, Courtesy Pic-Film SA und RSI Radiotelevisione Svizzera.

 

Das Konzept der Zeit spielt eine herausragende Rolle in dem vielseitigen Werk, das Lawrence Carroll hinterlässt. Viele seiner Gemälde und Skulpturen entstanden über lange Zeiträume hinweg in verschiedenen Ateliers zwischen Malibu, Marquette, Venedig, Bolsena und kürzlich auch in Tivoli, New York. Carrolls poetische Werke sind von der Achtung vor dem Augenblick bestimmt und um des Augenblicks willen entstanden; der Künstler ließ sich von der Zeit, vom Warten und von der Ruhe führen. Der Titel seiner jüngsten monografischen Ausstellung As the Noise Falls Away im Kunstmuseum Kloster Unser Lieben Frauen in Magdeburg 2018 lässt dies anklingen.

 

Die Kunst von Lawrence Carroll entspringt einer Abfolge hochsensibler Prozesse, in denen die eigene Wahrnehmung, die kreative Hand, die ausgewählten Materialien und der Ort der Präsentation in Einklang gebracht und ästhetisch verknüpft werden. Die persönliche Spurensuche hinterlässt eine Vielzahl von Markierungen, die als Verdichtung der Gedanken und Gestaltungsakte des Künstlers zu verstehen sind.

 

Der objekthafte Charakter seiner Bilder - die Entscheidung, das Bild von jeglichem Illusionismus fernzuhalten - verstärkte Carrolls Entschlossenheit, der Bedeutung der Werke im Raum Rechnung zu tragen. Seine Werke arbeiten mit Konstellationen von Maß und Raum, Licht und Schatten, Farbe und Objekt – und unterhalten tiefe Beziehungen zu der Leere, die die Vergangenheit in Bezug auf die Gegenwart hinterlassen hat.

 

Die Buchmann Galerie Berlin – Lugano arbeitet seit 1994 mit Lawrence Carroll. Die erste Ausstellung seiner Arbeiten wurde für die Galerie, damals in Basel, konzipiert, gefolgt von zahlreichen Ausstellungen in Köln, Berlin, Agra und Lugano. Lawrence Carroll präsentierte in der Galerie seine ersten Yellow Paintings, Grey Paintings, die ersten ortsspezifischen Dust Paintings, Freezing Paintings und das Sleeping Painting, das, installiert im St. Alban Kanal in Basel, eines Morgens von der Flut in den Rhein gespült wurde. Die Buchmann Galerie Berlin/ Lugano zeigte die Arbeiten von Lawrence Carroll seit 1994 in zwölf Einzelausstellungen.

 

Mit diesen wunderbaren Erinnerungen trauern wir um einen großen Künstler und einen wahren Freund, den wir sehr vermissen.

Lawrence Carroll

Born 1954 in Melbourne, died 2019 in Cologne.

Education

1980 Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles, CA
1976 - 80 Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA
1974 - 76 Moorpark College, CA
 

Solo Exhibitions

2019
Buchmann Galerie, Berlin
Fondazione Rolla, Bruzella, CH (cat.)
2017
Kunstmuseum Magdeburg (cat.)
Museo Vincenzo Vela, Ligornetto, CH (cat.)
Buchmann Box, Berlin
Buchmann Lugano, Lugano
Buchmann Galerie, Berlin
2014
MAMbo - Museo d'Arte Moderna di Bologna
2013
Buchmann Galerie, Berlin
Casal Solleric, Palma de Mallorca
Galerie Karsten Greve, Paris
2012
Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, Dublin
2011
Museum Hôtel des Arts, Toulon, France
2010
Buchmann Galerie, Agra (Lugano)
Galerie Karsten Greve, Cologne
Galerie Karsten Greve, Paris
2009
Buchmann Galerie, Berlin
2008
Museo Correr, Venice (cat.)
2007
ACE Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA
Galleria Cardi, Milano
Hôtel des Arts, Toulon
2006
Conny Dietzschold Gallery, Sydney
Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki
2005
Buchmann Galerie, Lugano
Galeria Altair, Palma de Mallorca
Galeria Xavier Fiol, Palma de Mallorca
Galleria Fumagalli, Bergamo
Galleria Michela Rizzo, Venice
Schmidt Contemporary Art, St Louis, Missouri
Villa Panza, Varese
2004
ACE Gallery Beverly Hills, California (cat.)
Carles Taché, Barcelona (cat.)
Galleria San Fedele, Milano (cat.)
Studio Trisorio, Roma, Napoli (cat.)
Tannery Arts, curated by Simon Callery, London
2003
ACE Gallery, Los Angeles
Galerie Forsblum, Helsinki
Studio La Città, Verona (cat.)
2002
Buchmann Galerie, Köln
Galeria Carles Taché, Barcelona
Galleria Altiar, Mallorca
Galleria Xavier Fiol, Mallorca
Karmeliterkirche, München
2001
Galerie Forsblum, Helsinki
2000
Ace Gallery, New York/ Los Angeles
Buchmann Galerie, Köln
Deweer Gallery, Otogem
Studio La Cittá, Verona
1999
Galerie Karsten Greve, Paris
Project Room, Ace Gallery, New York
1998
Buchmann Galerie, Köln
Douglas Lawing Gallery, Houston
Galerie Alexander Sies, Düsseldorf
Galerie der Stadt Stuttgart, Stuttgart
1997
Galerie Baudoin Lebon, Paris
Galerie Peter Bäumler, Regensburg
Galleria Gian Ferrari, Mailand
Galleria Gianenzo Sperone, Milano
Städtische Ausstellungshalle, Münster
1996
Ace Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles
Buchmann Galerie, Köln
Deweer Art Gallery, Otegem
Galleria Gianenzo Sperone, Rom
Galleria Milleventi, Turin
Studio La Cittá, Verona
1995
Ace Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles
Galleria Trisorio, Neapel
Lawing Gallery, Houston
1994
Centre d’Art Contemporain, Domaine de Kerguéhennec, Bignan
Galerie Buchmann, Basel
Grand Salon, New York
Städtische Galerie im Museum Folkwang Essen
The Power Plant, Toronto
1993
Ace Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles
Jim Schmidt Contemporary Fine Art, St. Louis
Städtisches Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach
1992
Galerie Beaumont, Luxemburg
Stux Gallery, New York
1991
Galerie Beaudoin Lebon, Paris
Röntgen Kunst Institut, Tokio
1990
Stux Gallery, New York
1989
Galerie Ryszard Varisella, Frankfurt/Main
Stux Gallery, New York
1988
Stux Gallery, Boston
Stux Gallery, New York

Group Exhibitions

2018
Futuruins, Palazzo Fortuny, Venice
Picasso. Gorky. Warhol. Sculptures and Works on Paper. Hubert Looser Collection, Kunsthalle Krems, Austria
14 artisti. Via Crucis - Madonna d'Ongero - Carona, Buchmann Galerie Agra / Lugano
2017
New installation, Buchmann Galerie Agra / Lugano
2016
Zeichnung, Buchmann Galerie, Berlin
Hurt, Hillsboro Fine Art, Dublin
Sammeln ist wie Tagebuch führen, Galerie Rainer Wehr, Stuttgart
2015
City Lives, Shirley Fiterman Art Center, New York
Lugano Mostra Bandiera, Lakefront, Lugano
Accrochage, Galerie Hans Mayer, Düsseldorf
2014
Ommaggio a Giuseppe Panza di Biumo. La passione della collezione, Accademia Nazionale di San Luca, Rome
Allegro Giusto, Istituto Svizzero di Roma, Rome
Enantiodromia, Fold Gallery, London
2013
Turn off the Sun, Selections from La Coleccion Jumex, , ASU Art Museum, Arizona, USA
NUR SKULPTUR!, Kunsthalle Mannheim
Tapies, The Eye of the Artist, Palazzo Fortuny, Venice, Italy
Incontri - Zeitgenössische italienische Kunst, SCHAUWERK Sindelfingen
55th International Venice Biennale, Vatican Pavilion, Venice, Italy (cat.)
2012
Poule!, Jumex Collection, Mexico City
Giorgio Morandi, Museo d’Arte di Lugano
2011
Alla luce della Croce, Galleria d'Arte Moderna Raccolta Lercaro, Bologna
Personality, Galleria Michela Rizzo, Venice, Italy
25 Jahre! Sammlung Henri Nannen, Kunsthalle Emden, Germany
2010
Luce, Buchmann Galerie, Lugano
Entre Glace E Neige, Centro Saint-Benin, Aosta, Italy
It Must Be Abstract, Galleria Cardi, Pietrasanta, Italy
Il Museo Privato, GAMeC, Bergamo, Italy
Just Love Me, MUDAM, Luxembourg
State of Mind , Panza Collection, Lucca Center of Contemporary Art, Lucca, Italy
2009
Glasstress, 53. Biennale Di Venezia, Palazzo Cavalli Franchetti (cat.)
Contemporary Collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales
Made in Munich, Haus der Kunst, Munich
Object paintings, Roger Raveelmuseum, Machelen-aan-de-Leie, Belgium
2008
Fresco Bosco, Curated by Achille Bonito Oliva, La Certosa di San Lorenzo, Padua, Italy
Call it what you like, Art Centre Silkeborg Bad, Denmark
Wall Works, Anselmo – Buren - Carroll - Merz – Varini - Weiner, Buchmann Galerie, Lugano
Palazzo Fortuny, Venice, Italy
2007
La Vida Privada. Coleccion Josep Maria Civit, curated by Menene Gras , Balaguer, CDAN, Huesca, Spain
Americanos. Made in USA, Bleckner, Carroll, Halley, Galeria Pelaires, , Collezione Panza, Palazzo Lomellino, Genova
Il Settimo Splendore. La modernita della melincolia, Palazzo Forti, Verona
SEA, Castillo di Santa Barbara, Alicante
A Conversation Between Friends, Lawrence Caroll, Steve Riedell, Studio Trisorio, Naples, Rome
2006
2006, The Year in Art, 5th annual exhibition, Sydney
EMMA Museum, Espoo Museum of Modern Art, Espoon kaupunki/ Helsinki
The Painting Show, curated by Pilar Ribal, Galeria Xavier Fiol, Palma
Lawrence,Carroll, Janis Kounellis, Remo Salvadori, Giuseppe Uncini, Galleria Cardi, Milano Italy
Fuori Uso VXl, La Strada, curated by Agnes Kohlmeyer, Pescara
2005
Pittura e spazio, Carroll - Chamberlain – Mundt - Paladino, Skulpturenprojekte & Kunsthandel, Lugano
West Coast Painting, curated by Petra Giloy-Hirtz, Galerie Biedermeir
50 Years of documenta, Kassel
Elements, Museo dárte contemporanea de Villa Croce. Genova, Italy
Bocconi University, Panza Collection, Milano
Visioni, 20 artists, curated by Annamaria Maggi, Sant Agostino, Bergamo
2004
Practice, curated by David, McDonald, Carl Berg Gallery, Los Angeles
Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach
Villa Panza, Varesse, Italy
2003
Centro Cultural Pelaires (with Kounellis, Cragg, Scully, Rousse), Mallorca
2002
Le stanze dell'arte, curated by Gabriella Belli, MART Museo di Rovereto
La percezione dello spazio, Palazzo della Gran Guardia, Verona
2001
Göteborg International Kuntsbiennal, Göteborg
Artisti americani ed europei dalla collezione Panza, Palazzo Ducale, Sassuolo
2000
Dello Spirituale nell´Arte, Lumezzane, Italien
1999
Lawrence Carroll / Sean Scully, Lawing Gallery, Houston
Panza Collection, Museo del Palazzo Ducale, Gubbio
1998
Master Drawings, Galerie Peter Bäumler, Regensburg
Pollution, Galleria Gian Ferrari, Mailand
Palazzo Ducale, Venedig
Intima-mente, Studio la Città, Verona
1997
Some Art from the 80's and 90's from The Panza di Biumo Collection,
After The Fall, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, New York
L'ossessione del segno, Studio la Città, Verona
1996
Silence, Douglas Lawing Gallery, Houston, Texas
Positionen: Reisen an die Grenzen der Malerei, Museum Folkwang, Essen
The Panza Collection, Palazzo delle Albere, Trento
1995
The Work Space, New York,
Caren Golden, New York
The Spirit Of The Matter, Grand Salon, New York
The Material Imagination, Guggenheim Museum SoHo, New York
Interventions in Space, Museo de Bellas Artes, Caracas, Venezuela
Sperone / Westwater Gallery, New York
1994
The Painting Show, curated by Jan Hoet, Deweer Art Gallery, Otegem
Lawrence Carroll, Tony Cragg, Wilhelm Mundt, curated by André Buchmann, Gallery, New York, Galleria Manuela Allegrini, Brescia,
The State of Things / Der Stand der Dinge, curated by Udo Kittelmann, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Köln
1993
Objekt Bodies, curated by Terry Meyers, Depaw University, Indiana State
Private, Galleri F 15, Moss, Norwegen
Jours Tranquilles A Clichy, Paris , John Good Gallery, New York
Plötzlich ist eine Zeit hereingebrochen, in der alles möglich sein sollte, curated by Udo Kittelmann, Kunstverein Ludwigsburg
Residual Hope, curated by Sharon Brooks, S. L. Simpson Gallery, Toronto, Kanada
Beyound Paint, curated by Maurice Poirier, Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York
Extravagant (The Economy of Eloquence), Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York
1992
Documenta IX, curated by Jan Hoet, Kassel (cat.)
Physical Abstractio, Ace Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles
Who’s Afraid of Duchamp, Minimalism and Passport Photography?, Annina Nosei Gallery, New York
Whiter Shade Of Pale, curated by Udo Kittelmann, Galerie Sophia Ungers, Köln
Dealing with Art, Künstlerwerkstatt Lothringer Str., München
1991
Galerie Krinzinger, Wien
1990
Baltimore Sales and Rental Gallery, Baltimore
All Quiet on the Western Front?, Galerie Antoine Candau, Paris
Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot, Paris
Galerie Schmela, Düsseldorf
Major Rowan Gallery, London
1989
De Rozeboomkamer, curated by Urbain Mulkers, Beeld-en-Route Foundation, Diepenheim, Holland
Einleuchten, curated by Harald Szeemann, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg
Galerie Ryszard Varisella, Frankfurt/Main
Holtegaard Museum, Vedaek, Dänemark
Pre-Pop/Post-Appropriation, curated by Collins & Milazzo, Stux Gallery, New York
Stux Gallery, New York
1988
Off White, curated by Collins & Milazzo, Diane Brown Gallery, New York
The New Property, curated by Collins & Milazzo, Myers/Bloom Gallery, Los Angeles
Art At The End Of The Social, curated by Collins & Milazzo, Rooseum, Malmö
Stux Gallery, New York
1987
City Without Walls, Jurors Peter Frank und Stefan Stux, Best of Show Award, Newark
Bronx Museum, New York
Gallery 3, Hoboken
Miniatures, Stux Gallery, Boston
P.S. 122, New York
Philip Stanbury Gallery, New York
Queens Museum, Flushing, New York
Sweet Briar College, Sweet Briar Gallery, New York
1986
City Without Walls, Newark, New Jersey
Silvermine Gallery, New Cannan
1985
Now Gallery, New York
Presentazione opere, Buchmann Galerie Agra / Lugano, Agra/Lugano

Selected Collections

Guggenheim Museum, New York
Chase Manhattan Bank, New York
MOCA, Los Angeles
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles
Museum  of Contemporary Art, San Diego Calif.
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
JUMEX Collection, Mexico City
Museo de Bellas Artes, Caracas
National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
Städtisches Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach
Städtische Kunsthalle, Mannheim
Kunstmuseum Stuttgart
LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura, Switzerland
EMMA Museum, Espoo, Finland
Sara Hilden Art Museum, Tampere Finland
MART, Rovereto, Italy
Palazzo Ducale, Sassoulo, Italy Permanent Installation
Villa Panza, Varese, Italy –Permanent Installation
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
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