1985-86 oil, canvas, wood, wax, staples
13" x 10.5" x 6"
1985 oil,, wax, canvas on wood
18" x 10"
1987-88 oil, wax, canvas, staples on wood
9" x 9" x 7.6"
1988 89 oil, wax and paper collage on canvas on wood
12" x 11" x 10"
I was looking at Donald Judd. I was interested in the way that his wall and floor sculptures would come out of the wall and into the space.
1990 oil wax, staples, canvas, wood
33" x 15" x 10"
It slowed down the viewer.
|Heaven Picasso |
1994-95 oil wax house paint newspaper, canvas on wood
55" x 42" x 3"
You could not grasp it.
2017 oil, wax, staples, canvas on wood
19" x 1/2" x 11"
I looked at Carl Andre too - How and where to place the painting and how the placement changes the psychology of an entire room.
I felt I had everything.
|installation at museo vincenzo vela in 2017|
and that there was a body of memory under the skin where things were buried for years and then for some reason they reappeared.
|Lawrence Carroll |
I Have Longed to Move Away works 1985-2017
edited by Gianna A. Mina
And then about the futility of trying to put something that was once whole back together again, exposing all its imperfections.
There was the revelation. Painting does not have to be perfect
|untitled 2017 |
house paint and wax on canvas
19" x 19" 16"
Maybe my paintings are about my broken life.
2016 - 17 stain, house paint, wood pieces, canvas on wood
67.7" x 108" x 1.5"
At certain times in your life, things appear. Things come.
You look back on your life and examine it.
Last night I thought of different possibilities of what some of my paintings could be about and it shook me.
stain, house paint, wood pieces, canvas on wood
118" x 75" x 1.5"
I need time and distance.
The gift that I have been given is to be able to explore these things and to give comfort to myself in knowing that I have a place to express things that some people may bury inside themselves and carry away with them all through their lives.
oil, wax, house paint ,staples, canvas on wood
114" x 85" x 4"
We all carry the weight of an imperfect life, some far greater than others.
I Have Longed To Move Away
Installation in Museo Vincenzo Vela, Switzerland
So what do you expose? You have to risk. You can't hide. Lawrence Carroll 1954 - 2019
All text is from a Lawrence Carroll's interview with Barbara Catoir, entitled "Carry On the Light" .
It is in the catalogue of the exhibition I Have Longed to Move Away which was curated by Roberto Borghi for the Museo Vincenzo Vela in Switzerland during the spring of 2017.