The Madre in Naples celebrates the artist who lived between the United States and Italy with the first anthological exhibition since his death: 80 works that tell the story, research and restlessness of a cosmopolitan interpreter of pictorial research. The exhibition presents 80 of the artist’s works created over the course of a career spanning more than 30 years, arranged in an itinerary that privileges the works’ relationships with space and feelings over the paralysing chronological or thematic classification. Indeed, Carroll considered his works to be physical presences that inhabit spaces and encounter the observer, entering into dialogue with them. In his paintings Carroll continued to interrogate the tools of art, cutting and recombining portions of canvas where seams look like drawings or wounds, grafting organic or inorganic objects – flowers, leaves, gloves, shoes, the dust from his studio – giving rise to surprising volumetries, implementing a constant redefinition of painting. Through his works, the artist proposes an incessant questioning of what his position is in relation to reality, of his solitude in the face of the world, of the world he has created.
Lawrence Carroll, 25 Mar 2022 — 05 Sep 2022
Museo MADRE, Via Luigi Settembrini, 79, 80139 Napoli NA