March 17 – April 15, 2000
Reception: Friday, March 17th, 2000, 6:00 - 8:00pm
Conversation Piece, an installation by Carter, links seemingly disparate elements to investigate relationships between such diametrical forces as domesticity/wilderness, presence/absence, rational/paranormal, art/non art, hi-tech/lo-tech. Carter contextualizes each component of his installation within the cultural frameworks of what lies in our central vision (linear/rationale) or in our periphery (fantasy/illusion). Thus, like the overwhelming and often nonsensical inundation of mass media, Carter makes it intentionally impossible to unify the whole. Is it art? Or, is it just a conversation piece?