Photographs Do Not Bend Gallery presents Keith Carter: Ghostland opening reception
Keith Carter explores new territory in his upcoming exhibition, Ghostland. He uses archaic lenses and photographic processes to create mythical imagery. In these beautiful sepia toned photographs we find his familiar theme of the animal world and folklore.
The show will include approximately 50 photographs: a combination of tintypes, a 19th Century process; large pigment prints; and traditional gelatin silver prints.
About five years ago, a rare form of eye cancer altered his vision in one eye (not the eye he uses to focus with his camera). This new way of seeing did not discourage him; it only inspired him to translate what he sees into his new work. It is evident that Keith Carter remains as passionate about art as he was decades ago, when he traveled across Texas with his wife, Pat, to document small towns with funny names. That project resulted in his first book, From Uncertain to Blue.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display through December 30.