Carroll Dunham's Wrestlers Paintings @ Gladstone Gallery In New York

 This show features large-scale paintings from Carroll Dunham's Wrestlers series, which demonstrate Dunham’s continued exploration of and fascination with interpretations of the nude body with particular attention to the male form. Made over the last year, these paintings reflect a clear new direction for the artist through the lens of the distinctive approach to painting that Dunham has employed and tinkered with throughout his career. Using the visual language of mythological depictions of wrestling, mined from art historical sources and his own memory, these paintings propose new through lines in Dunham’s practice that are both formal and autobiographical in nature. The exhibition is on view through June 16 at Gladstone Gallery 24th Street New York. photographs by Adam Lehrer