Edward Cella Art & Architecture is proud to present KENDELL CARTER: MARVEL, an exhibition of cast paintings, sculpture, installation, and guided meditation by Kendell Carter. 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.
MARVEL will present site-specific installations of new works. One installation, entitled Cranes for Solange includes an authentic restroom sign from the "Jim Crow era" of American history. Pairs of used white jeans are suspended from inverted shelf brackets, each pair locked with the simple combination lock code "sick," and a lightbox mirrors the restroom sign. Another installation will include a gold-plated sewing machine on a custom marble plinth, a 19th century quilt found in Alabama, and a pile of used garments. A massive wall installation will be comprised of a new series of cast paintings which act as visual manifestations of Carter's meditative process. These works inherit the subtle impressions of the ground they were poured on, as well as intricate, organic textures in the aerosol of Carter's iconic "LOVE" graffiti. Carter's masterfully orchestrated installations connect scale, form, texture, and surface with contemporary socio-cultural realities and historically rooted gestures.
Saturday, March 11, 2017 to Saturday, May 6, 2017
6:00PM to 6:00PM
Edward Cella Art & Architecture 2754 S. La Cienega Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90034