June 2 - 30, 2006
Opening Saturday, June 3rd, 6-9pm
The Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco is pleased to present a solo exhibition of the works of New York-based artist Carter, which will include his characteristic collaged drawings on hand marbleized paper, as well as photographs.
As Matthew Higgs notes, Carter’s works are “…a form of deflected (or defective) self-portraiture...assembled - in a manner akin to a police "Identikit" image, or a "Mr. Potato Head" figure - from pre- drawn fragments that depict bodily parts and facial characteristics (profiles, hair styles, moustaches, beards, noses, ears, mouths, eyes, etc.), and invariably make reference to the artist's own physiognomy.”
Carter’s work was included in the 2006 Whitney Biennial: Day for Night and recently was shown in solo exhibitions at White Columns, New York and Hotel Gallery, London. Previous solo exhibitions include: Richard Dadd Gallery in St. Paul, MN; The Bulletin Board, CCA Wattis Institute, Conversation Piece, Southern Exposure, and Four Walls Gallery in San Francisco, CA. His work has been included in numerous group shows, most recently in USA Today (work from the Saatchi Collection) at the Royal Academy of Art, London, as well as at D'Amelio Terras, Perry Rubenstein, and Derek Eller Gallery in New York; Gallery Paule Anglim in San Francisco; and Midway Contemporary Art in Minnesota.
Carter received an MFA from the University of California, Davis, CA in 1997.