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San Antonio, Texas-Nathan Carter's first solo exhibition in Texas will open Thursday, October 25 in Artpace San Antonio's Hudson (Show)Room. THE COVERT CAVIAR FREQUENCY DISRUPTOR will feature seventeen wall relief sculptures, collages, and hanging objects constructed from a range of materials-paper, paint, plastic, plywood, and found parts-to create intricate maps and diagrams seemingly referencing complex systems of mass transportation, communication, and architecture.
The work is at once stridently cheerful and unsettling. Exuberant primary and nationalistic coloring and the confident gesturing of modernist greats such as Alexander Calder and Joan Miró, combine with collaged images of trains, planes, and passengers, and cryptic language and codes. Humorous and elaborate titles, such as "HANDMADE RUSSIAN RADIO HIDDEN IN COOKIE AND CEREAL PACKAGING FOR ADVANCED DIGITAL COVERT COMMUNICATION", and "TRAVELING LANGUAGE MACHINE WITH #3 FREQUENCY DISTRUPTOR AND DISINFORMATION NUMBERS STATION" allude to Cold War espionage and contribute to the dizzying visual cacophony that serves to lampoon the military industrial complex.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Nathan Carter was born in Dallas, TX in 1970 and currently lives and works in New York, NY. He received his MFA from Yale University, New Haven, CT, in 1999. He has had solo exhibitions at Pilar Parra, Madrid (2007); Casey Kaplan Gallery, New York, NY (2006, 04, 01); and Esther Schipper, Berlin, Germany (2006). He participated in Art 33 Basel, Switzerland (2002). Selected group exhibitions include Neo Baroque, DA2 Centre of Contemporary Art in Salamanca, Spain (2005-06); Greater New York 2005, PS1, Long Island City, NY; and GNS, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France (2003).
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
This exhibition is made possible in part by the Linda Pace Foundation; City of San Antonio, Office of Cultural Affairs; and The Brown Foundation, Inc.; with additional support from Texas Commission on the Arts.
Exhibition Details and Related Events:
Exhibition Dates: October 25, 2007 - January 20, 2008
Reception and Artist Walk-Thru: Thursday, October 25, 6:30-8:00 PM
The opening reception for THE COVERT CAVIAR FREQUENCY DISRUPTOR will be held from 6:30 to 8:00 PM with a gallery walk-thru led by the artist at 7:00 PM.
Brown Bag Lunch: Wednesday, November 14, 2007, 12:00-1:00 PM
Join Artpace for a gallery walk-thru and discussion of THE COVERT CAVIAR FREQUENCY DISRUPTOR. Lunch is provided by Sip ($6.50). Call Artpace for menu and reservations.
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