A line becomes cheeky, lewd, and downright mean: Carroll Dunham's drawings sometimes have the look of scribbles done by people in the throes of puberty. But that is not the whole truth of the matter. Because however scurrilous Dunham's line may be, it remains just as strictly within the given bounds, obeying the laws of extreme economy. His thoughtful use of form is especially clear in his works on wood or with veneer.
Carroll Dunham. Arbeiten auf Papier
3.4 – 20.9.2009
Tuesday to Sunday:
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Every first Thursday of the month 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Closed on Monday
This is not simply some overblown imagi-nation letting off steam, for it allows itself to find inspiration in the chance structures in the grain and the patterns of the picture support. And ultimately the curious tale of a man with a top hat proves Dunham to be an artist who has learnt as much from Abstract Expressionism as from comics, because he can combine the two with astonishing ease.
The exhibition presents drawings and prints from 1996 to the present. The museum has been fortunate enough to acquire a sizeable number of his works.
Curator: Julia Friedrich
Dienstags und donnerstags um 16 Uhr finden regelmäßig öffentliche Führungen statt.
"Grafische Sammlung / Museum Ludwig", Bd. 6, Carroll Dunham, price: 9,80 Euro