Posted on January 26, 2017 by School of Art
CSULB Art alum Kendell Carter will be having a solo exhibition entitled Kendell Carter: Marvel at Edward Cella Art+Architecture. The exhibition will open on March 11 and will run until May 6, 2017.
Marvel is an exhibition of cast paintings, sculpture, site-specific installations, and guided meditation by Kendell Carter. “Mr. Carter’s sustained commitment to observing and exploring race, gender, history, and consumer culture manifests in a studio practice that pushes beyond that of a black artist making art about politics, and towards one that acknowledges the rapidly integrating nature of today’s visual culture.” From installations that evoke the legacy of the Jim Crow era to today, to cast paintings with the word “LOVE” scrawled backwards in graffiti, “Carter’s masterfully orchestrated installations connect scale, form, texture, and surface with contemporary socio-cultural realities and historically rooted gestures.” For one installation the gallery floor will feature a large cast latex sculpture of the state of North Carolina which will serve as a mat for a series of meditations on the wrongful shooting of Keith Lamont Scott by Charlotte Mecklenburg police, and the controversy following the North Carolina “bathroom bill.” These meditations will be guided by licensed practitioners T. Dorje Immanuel, Andrea Yarbrough-Morris, and Mackala Lacy. The public is invited to participate in these guided meditations on March 25, 2017 at 2pm. Furthermore, the artist will have a gallery conversation with curator Dr. Jill Moniz will take place on April 8, 2017 at 4pm.