Carrie Rudd


June 9 - July 29, 2022

EDGING!! (Light), 2022, oil on canvas, 36 x 48 inches 
91.4 x 122 cm / Photo: Steven Probert

Polina Berlin Gallery is pleased to present Vitals, an exhibition of new paintings by Brooklyn-based artist Carrie Rudd. The exhibition will be on view from June 9 through July 29, 2022.

Carrie Rudd contends with oil paint in masses. Her succulent abstractions are marinated in tactile consideration, emerging out of a concern for painting’s boundaries. She labors to make the most out of her surfaces, building up and exhuming layers of paint to reveal unexpected vignettes. The resulting works are gluttonous yet considered, indexed yet frenetic.

Rudd is persistently devious, dreaming, planning, and configuring. The ideas she hatches are a springboard for her compositions; one work picks up where another leaves off. Each painting poses its own specific challenge: as she approaches a canvas, a procedure is enacted, one that implicates lyricality and measure. Rudd prods at failing systems and the body’s limits along with her own relationship with desire, shame, and self denial. She explores modes of communication and historical precedents. It’s crucial that Rudd doubles as an art historian, exhibiting a deference to the past while making a case for painting’s future.

Carrie Rudd was born in Hastings on Hudson, New York, in 1994, and completed her MFA at Hunter College in 2021. Her work has been included in exhibitions at Hunter College, Hauser & Wirth, New York, and the Wellin Museum of Art, Clinton, New York.

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BUT HE'S NOT DEAD YET, 2022, oil on canvas, 72 x 72 inches
183 x 183 cm / Photo: Steven Probert

A Jacket is Short and a Coat is Long, 2022, oil on canvas, 84 x 60 inches
213.4 x 152.4 cm / Photo: Steven Probert