Carter

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Erased James Franco, 2008
Super 16mm film transfered to DVD and Digibeta
63 min. 34 sec.

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Although / Emote, 2011
Screen printing and Lithography
49,8 x 51,1 cm

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Void/Place/Area, 2010
digitally altered and dated interior on folded and defaced laser prints, acrylic ink, paint and gel medium on paper and on canvas
86,4 x 76,2 cm

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Leg Model, with Socks, 2010
unique Polaroid
28,2 x 30,5 cm

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Likeness (bust #7 and #8), 2006/2007
mixed media
150 x 48,5 x 104 cm

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Untitled (with Abstract Painting) 2007#9, 2007
Acrylic, graphite, synthetic hair and paper on canvas
30 2/16 x 32 2/16 inches

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Ten Portraits, Six Rocks and Two-Hundred and Seventy three Abstract Paintings, 2007
Acrylic, paper and gel medium on canvas
50 x 45 inches

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Twenty Portraits, Three Rocks and Two-Hundred and Sixty Abstract Paintings, 2007
Acrylic, paper, synthetic hair and gel medium on canvas
72 x 56 inches

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Untitled, (Modern, Obverse #6), 2008
Acrylic, paper, synthetic hair on photograph
50 x 45 inches

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Double Prosopopoeia (with Two-Hundred and Eighty-four Abstract Paintings), 2007
Acrylic, paper, synthetic hair and gel medium on canvas
50 x 45 inches each panel

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(Untitled) 2005 Polaroid #4 an Polaroid #17, 2005
Polaroid
4,25 x 3,25 inches ea., diptych, framed

Carter

The works of the American artist and filmmaker Carter (born in 1970) pose questions about the identities of an individual in his or her social, economic, physical, or sexual ascriptions. In so doing, the artist is interested in the general socio-political transformation of identity constructions as well as in changes that have taken place when it comes to discourse about clear gender attributions in particular. Carter’s artistic signature seems extremely characteristic and individual: subtle variations of constantly changing colors, shapes, and compositional means manically run through his entire oeuvre. His play with facts and fiction, references to artistic forebears, often more concealed than open, social-political events, or autobiographical facts construct a thick web, linking it to subjective experiences and questions to then examine it using the most various media—painting, photography, sculpture, or video—in terms of its general validity or relevance.

His works have been exhibited around the world, for example at New York’s Whitney Museum (2006), Saatchi Gallery in London (2006), Bolzano’s Museion and Gallery Yvon Lambert, Paris (2008), Salon 94 Freemans, New York (2009), Gallery Marc Jancou, Geneva, and Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco (2011).

Erased James Franco, film screening and appearances: Museum of Modern Art, New York; Tate Modern, London; Cleveland Museum of Art; Portland Museum of Art; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Castro Theater, San Francisco.