Expanding on an expansive subject, Part 6: Kendell Carter, Constructs

Expanding on an expansive subject, Part 6: Kendell Carter, Constructs

Kendell Carter’s newest works are multilayered paintings that critique and acknowledge the social constructs that exist within individuals and communities through the physical and aesthetic properties of painting. Through a multi-sourced approach to art making that includes sampling from pop culture, design, architecture, and modernism, Carter explores painting’s position within a post-modern condition. Using hip-hop culture as an aesthetic and ideological model, he references the fluidity of contemporary culture where individuals and objects flow in and out of identities, roles, and expectations.

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About This Series
In order to find new meaning in a centuries-old artistic pursuit, Expanding on an expansive subject features nine artists’ investigations of painting’s range and potential as a cross disciplinary medium, and its relationships to the disciplines of sculpture and performance. Organized by the Armory’s Gallery Manager/Assistant Curator Sinéad Finnerty-Pyne, the show asserts a unique model as a group exhibition displayed as individual solo projects in the Armory’s intimate Pasadena Art Alliance Gallery. Expanding on an expansive subject has included work by Margie Livingston, Analia Saban, John Burtle, Liat Yossifor, John Knuth and continues with projects by Kate Gilmore, Sarah Kate Wilson, and Constance Mallinson. Each of the nine parts of Expanding on an expansive subject run for approximately six weeks.


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