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GRIMM is delighted to announce the first solo exhibition by Caroline Walker with the gallery in Amsterdam.

In The Racquet Club, Caroline Walker (1982, UK) presents a new series of paintings for which she chose Palm Springs (California, US) as a scenic backdrop. The desert city, once developed for LA’s upper class and Hollywood’s biggest stars in the 1920s, is famous for its midcentury- modern architecture and design. Palm Springs embodies an artificial sense of ‘the good life’ with its lush gardens, turquoise pools and cooling on-street water misting, all of which defy its desert location.

 


Works

The Bungalow

Caroline Walker

2016

Oil on linen

155 x 210 cm | 61 1/8 x 82 5/8 in

Pool Closing

Caroline Walker

2016

Oil on board

37 x 30 cm | 14 5/8 x 11 3/4 in

Desert Modern

Caroline Walker

2016

Oil on linen

230 x 325 cm | 90 1/2 x 128 in

Early Evening

Caroline Walker

2016

Oil on board

44 x 40 cm | 17 3/8 x 15 3/4 in

Cabana

Caroline Walker

2016

Oil on linen

175 x 285 cm | 68 7/8 x 112 1/4 in


Artists

Caroline Walker

Caroline Walker's large-scale paintings and intimate drawings focus on the figures of women within psychologically charged public spaces such as hotels and beauty parlors. Intimate scenes build upon the language of city life with the pronounced quality of a voyeuristic gaze. Her quietly charged often luxurious spaces, frame half-told narratives that complicate traditional ideas of the woman as subject. The works explore femininity in our modern, image-conscious age.


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