past exhibition

Keith Carter

 

KEITH CARTER
By Twilight

May 21 - June 28, 2010

 

Jane 47 Jane 4 Jane 17 Jane 28 Jane 21 Jane 26 Jane 33 Jane 29 Jane 34 Jane 22 Jane 31 Jane 18 Jane 8 Jane 42 Jane 36

 

"My photographs are really about me. I think all art, to some extent, is about the maker…. When I make pictures, it's my Autobiography….it's like writing in a journal"
Keith Carter

By Twilight is rarely exhibited, intimate series of photographs by internationally recognized photographer and educator, Keith Carter. The subject of the intensely personal photographs is Keith's mother Jane, herself a children's portrait photographer. The images were created in 2006 during the last year of her life as she descended into Alzheimer's disease. Pat Carter, Keith's wife, provides a profound insight into this series in her afterword to the recent publication of his book A Certain Alchemy: "Photography was the thing they had shared, and it was a way to animate her . . . Her beauty was never lost to him. But in the end, the process he had loved to watch from atop a stool in her old darkroom reversed itself and her image began to dissolve before his eyes until, finally, she was lost to memory."

Called "a poet of the ordinary" by the Los Angeles Times, Keith Carter is the recipient of numerous awards and honors and in 1997 was the subject of an arts profile on the national network television show, CBS Sunday Morning. He holds the endowed Walles Chair of Art at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas and received the University's highest honor in being named Distinguished Lecturer in 1998. His haunting, enigmatic photographs have been widely exhibited in Europe, The U.S., and Latin America and are included in many prestigious private and public collections, as well as eleven published books and monographs.

Images are 24 x 24 pigment ink prints on Hahnemuhle paper in editions of 35.

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Images © Keith Carter