Carole Caroompas

American, born 1946

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Carole Caroompas

American, born 1946

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Carole Caroompas’s conceptual approach to painting explores narrative tropes and the inter-relationship of the sexes. Offering a feminist perspective on gender roles in society, Caroompas deconstructs the mechanisms of sexism through paintings that mash up imagery in suggestive, oblique juxtapositions. “These fragmented narratives explore through psychological imagery the struggle, conflict and vulnerability of male and female roles in a male dominant culture,” Caroompas has said. In a recent series of paintings and drawings that incorporate paper and vinyl acetate, titled “Uncle Lenny: Right As Wrong/ Wrong As Right” (2009), the artist focused on the comedian Lenny Bruce to explore ideas of verity and paradox, drawing imagery from pop culture and classic and contemporary television shows and combining it with overlaid texts of Bruce’s own words.

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Carole Caroompas’s conceptual approach to painting explores narrative tropes and the inter-relationship of the sexes. Offering a feminist perspective on gender roles in society, Caroompas deconstructs the mechanisms of sexism through paintings that mash up imagery in suggestive, oblique juxtapositions. “These fragmented narratives explore through psychological imagery the struggle, conflict and vulnerability of male and female roles in a male dominant culture,” Caroompas has said. In a recent series of paintings and drawings that incorporate paper and vinyl acetate, titled “Uncle Lenny: Right As Wrong/ Wrong As Right” (2009), the artist focused on the comedian Lenny Bruce to explore ideas of verity and paradox, drawing imagery from pop culture and classic and contemporary television shows and combining it with overlaid texts of Bruce’s own words.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Instituion
Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 1 more