Keith Carter: Fifty Years
Opening Reception and Book-Signing
Performance by Folk/Bluegrass band Warren Bodle & Allen
Date: September 6th, 5:30pm – 8:30pm
Greensboro Project Space, 219 W. Lewis Street, Greensboro 27406
Installation will run through September 27
UNC Greensboro’s College of Visual and Performing Arts is proud to present Keith Carter: Fifty Years, an exhibition at Greensboro Project Space (GPS), the College’s downtown art gallery. The installation, which runs September 5-27, kicks off with a weekend of events, including an artist talk on September 5 at Weatherspoon Art Museum and the opening reception with book-signing on September 6 at GPS.
Often called “a poet of the ordinary,” Keith Carter’s images hold a sensitivity to our everyday world that is both evocative and ineffable.
“I came of age during the turbulent sixties and seventies. My experiences have led me to make photographs exploring the mythos of time and terrain, the familiar, the magical, and the varied creatures that inhabit our earth. I think of them as a visual diary, as well as meditations on time, place, memory, desire, and regret.
Over the years my explorations have included the use of the traditional chemical darkroom, arcane historical processes, as well as the contemporary digital world. In doing so I have tried to examine both the history of photography, vernacular culture, and our own shared natural histories.” – Keith Carter
This site-specific installation of large scale photographs, curated from Carter’s just released monograph from University of Texas Press, is the second iteration of the extraordinary exhibit that premiered at the Click! Photography Festival in October 2018.
The exhibition is sponsored by the Maggie and Gene Triplette Program Fund at UNCG, and is curated by Lori Vrba.
Keith Carter is a distinguished artist, author, educator, and occasional musician. Keith holds the Endowed Walles Chair of Art at Lamar University in Texas.
He is the recipient of the prestigious Texas Medal of Arts. Other awards include the Lange-Taylor Prize from the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, and the Regent’s Professor Award from the Texas State University System. Keith is a prolific artist whose work has been shown in over 100 solo exhibitions in thirteen countries. He is the author of eleven books: Fireflies, A Certain Alchemy, Opera Nuda, Ezekiel’s Horse, Holding Venus, Bones, Mojo,Keith Carter Photographs: Twenty-Five Years, Heaven of Animals, The Blue Man, and From Uncertain to Blue. A DVD documentary of his work titled The Photographer’s Series: Keith Carter was produced by Anthropy Arts.
Carter’s work is included in many private and public collections, including the National Portrait Gallery, Art Institute of Chicago, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, George Eastman House, Smithsonian American Art Museum, and the Wittliff Collections at Texas State University.
*** Special Collections: Elton John, Ralph Lauren, George W. Bush, Michelle & Barack Obama, Michael Stipe, Vanessa Redgrave, Diane Keaton, Elle MacPherson, Steven Spielberg, Bruce Springsteen, Richard Gere, Horton Foote, Hallie Foote, Julia Roberts, Robert Duvall
Greensboro Project Space
219 W. Lewis St.
Greensboro, NC 27406
Weatherspoon Art Museum
500 Tate St.
Greensboro, NC 27412