Solo Exhibition at the Evanston Art Center


I will be having a solo exhibition at the Evanston Art Center from February 24th to April 7th. If you are in the Chicago area, stop by and check out the new work! For directions and additional information click here

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When you enter a gallery space, you might expect to see art hanging on the walls, but you don’t expect the walls themselves to be part of the exhibition. Artist Scott Carter blurs the distinction between where the gallery space ends and the artwork begins in his sculptures, which are made from the drywall and plywood that make up the walls of the galleries he’s exhibiting in.

Currently showing at the Beers.Lambert gallery in London, the artist makes 3D computer renderings of the sculptures and then uses these to create the component parts he’ll need for his busts and furniture—tearing great big gaping holes in the gallery’s wall in the process.

The deconstructed wall then informs the piece by providing a contrast with the artworks, as they’re left dotted with holes, jagged tears or shapes corresponding with the art, explicitly showing where the material came from. “The connections between humans and the built environment interest me, serving as the primary source material for my work.” he says in a statement on his site which later says: “Through the process of examining materials and their function, I am interested in re-framing the scope of their use and how they impact their intended environment”. Which is a great excuse to vandalize an art gallery.

The end results of his design practice are an interesting way of looking at the relationship between artworks and the connections they have with the places they’re shown.

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Scott Carter’s Sculptural Medium: Deconstructed Gallery Walls

Before inviting Scott Carter to show in your exhibition space, be sure you’ve done your homework and have a stellar insurance policy, the Chicago artists’ medium of choice is drywall and wood cut directly from the walls of the gallery. Blurring the lines between sculpture and installation Carter first develops digital prototypes which he then translates into the myriad components needed to construct the furniture and other sculptures that comprise each exhibition. The eviscerated and ragged walls then form the backdrop to each piece like a curious set of physical blueprints, not unlike wooden insect skeleton models you might have played with as a kid. Scott currently has work at Beers.Lambert Gallery in London through January 26th and will have another solo show there in 2014. See much more of his work via his website (flash).

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