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Double sleeping painting



Lawrence Carroll

United States of America

26 Oct 1954 – 21 May 2019

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  • Details

    Media category
    Mixed media painting
    Materials used
    oil, wax, canvas, wood
    215.0 x 132.5 x 37.5 cm
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Mervyn Horton Bequest Fund 2006
    Not on display
    Accession number
    Artist information
    Lawrence Carroll

    Works in the collection


  • About

    Lawrence Carroll is an Australian who lives between Venice, Italy and California. His paintings are three dimensional often looking more like bandaged furniture or casts made in stiff canvas from architectural details. He has an affinity with the work of Rachel Whiteread whose forms are often derived from mouldings of architectural features. Both invoke a kind of memory of something lost or not quite grasped. Carroll's canvases are often multiple paintings layered up and sometimes they contain niches in which yet another painting may be folded up or rolled away. The finish is strongly suggestive of old walls that carry the patina of centuries, no doubt this is why he loves Venice the city with more such patina than any other.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

    • Lawrence Carroll, Connie Dietzschold Gallery, Waterloo, 03 Jun 2006–08 Jul 2006