New Page Added, Raku & Metal 1988-89

raku1asept3web2View wall reliefs of clay and found stainless steel auto trim.  They were exhibited in late 1988 at Gordon T. White’s Kinnel Street Gallery and in January 1989 at the Burlington (Ontario) Art Centre.  Click the link below to a slide show of some of the work from those exhibitions.


New Page Added: the Hamilton Artists Inc. 1981

View a slide show of my very first one man exhibition at the Hamilton Artist Inc. on James St. North, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, July 1981.  The images show their age at times particularly the installation shots.  I photographed the images using a basic SLR camera and what I hoped was a good quality slide film and of course natural light.  I’m amazed I thought to do it and the resulting images still exist today.

Check it out at http://tinyurl.com/mjyol2v

Hamilton Artist Inc. backdoor, 1981 with my UFO piece on wall

Hamilton Artist Inc. backdoor, 1981 with my UFO piece on wall

“Cultural Debris, A Flea Market Exhibition” Comes To The Hammer

Doug Carter’s “Cultural Debris”
April 13 – May 6, 2012
James North Studio
328 James North
Hamilton, ON

Cultural Debris:  A Flea Market Art Exhibit was originally presented by the Niagara Artists Centre at their Factory Outlet Flea Market Gallery in St. Catharines over the summer of 2011.  NAC had approached me about doing an exhibition mostly using things found in flea markets.  “Cultural Debris, the exhibit, is a collection of work created by manipulating and assembling objects I found in Niagara’s largest emporium of cast-off goods, the Factory Outlet Flea Market. It was a veritable archaeological dig into the past several decades of Western pop culture. This exhibit responds to a range of considerations including the waste generated by a throw-away society of material consumerists as well as the redolence and nostalgia that lost objects hold.  Doug Carter

The Return of “Juke Joints Jumpin’ “

“Juke Joints Jumpin’ “, a collection of drawings of the bands and taverns of  Hamilton from the 1980s and early 1990s, returns to Hamilton

to the main branch of Hamilton Public Gallery to it’s Gallery on 4, July 4 – July 30 during regular library hours.  Click here for library information.

Below are some of the images showing at the library.