BOMB Interview: Carroll Dunham

The idiosyncratic painter talks about the combination of biomorphism, cartooning and representations of the demonic in his work.


Salon Staff
February 14, 2003 11:50PM (UTC)

The BOMBLive! Interview Series features live, intimate interviews with some of the most exciting artists and writers at work today. At the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York, writer/psychiatrist Mark Epstein spoke with painter Carroll Dunham about free association, a slice of psychic life, representations of the demonic and other topics.

Carroll Dunham's idiosyncratic combination of biomorphism, cartooning and abstraction have expanded American painting, playing a pivotal role in synthesizing abstraction with representation. The New Museum currently presents the first museum survey of his work, spanning 20 years.

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Mark Epstein, M.D., is a psychiatrist in private practice and the author of several books on psychology, including "Thoughts Without a Thinker" and "Going on Being." He is a contributing editor to Tricycle: The Buddhist Review and clinical assistant professor of psychology at New York University.

Interview [Part 1]: A process of unsystematic searching [6:29]
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Interview [Part 2]: A slice of psychic life, "Babysitter" and the Unintelligible [7:54]
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Interview [Part 3]: Clear representations of the demonic, the Mesokingdom series, 9/11 [7:09]
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Interview [Part 4]: The search for Orgone, Wilhelm Reich, facts that won't integrate [9:25]
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Launched in 1981, BOMB Magazine provides a forum in which emerging and established artists can speak openly and honestly about their work. BOMB's mission is to promote understanding and appreciation of the arts through in-depth interviews between peers, contextualizing those interviews through the presentation of artists' essays and original fiction, poetry and art.

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