Zurich - Exhibition

Carroll Dunham: Recent Paintings

Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Maag Areal

08 Jun 201927 Jul 2019

Galerie Eva Presenhuber presents the solo exhibition by the American artist Carroll Dunham.

Dunham’s new Wrestlers paintings depict two nude men, who closely resemble each other, trying to pin each other down in an ongoing brawl, neither seeming to prevail. The only distinctions from work to work are the chokeholds and other dynamic postures in which one of the wrestlers temporarily overcomes the other.

Accordingly, the surrounding minimalistic landscapes seem dateless and placeless. The timeless nature of these depictions can also be said for the motif itself: wrestling features in mythological narratives and often symbolizes two powers – good and evil – fighting each other. More recently, wrestling refers to a biographical fact of Dunham’s real and not at all mythological childhood in Connecticut where he used to wrestle his brother. This begs the question of whether the two wrestlers are brothers or enemies – or both.

  • Carroll Dunham, Orange Sky (1)
, 2018 – 2019, © Carroll Dunham, Courtesy of the artist, Gladstone Gallery, New York and Brussels, and Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich / New York Photo: David N. RegenCarroll Dunham, Orange Sky (1)
, 2018 – 2019, © Carroll Dunham, Courtesy of the artist, Gladstone Gallery, New York and Brussels, and Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich / New York Photo: David N. Regen

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Special Events

Destination: Zurich
Where: Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Maag Areal
Type: Opening
Destination: Zurich
Where: Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Löwenbräu Areal
Type: Talk

In Conversation: Carroll Dunham & Cornelius Tittel

Contacts & Details

OPENING:
tue, wed, thu, fri 10:00 am - 6:00 pm; sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

BY APPOINTMENT:
sun, mon

ADMISSION:
Free

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2003

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Presenhuber Eva


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