print making

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.

http://dougcarter.ca/art/raku-metal-1988-1989/

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

“CULTURAL DEBRIS”, NEW EXHIBITION OPENS May 15 until Septmber 25

Cultural Debris – A Flea Market Art Exhibit

Presented by the Niagara Artists Centre
At the Factory Outlet Flea Market
46 Turner Crescent, St. Catharines
Opening Reception Sunday 15 May at 1pm
Open every Sunday until 9 am – 4 pm

The Niagara Artists Centre continues its series of exhibitions in a satellite flea market gallery with a show by Port Colborne artist Doug Carter. Called Cultural Debris, the exhibit is a collection of new work that Carter has created by manipulating and assembling objects he has found in Niagara’s largest emporium of cast-off goods, the Factory Outlet Flea Market. As he explains, “it’s a veritable archaeological dig into the past several decades of Western pop culture”. Carter’s 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.

NAC has been presenting work in the Flea Market Gallery since October 2010. “There are all sorts of assumptions about who contemporary art is for and where it should be found,” says NAC’s Minister of Energy Minds and Resources, Stephen Remus, “we work to make the exciting ideas being shared through visual art available to everyone in places you wouldn’t expect”.

Find the Flea Market Gallery inside the flea market at the corner of Elm & Wall Streets.

Val Ramsay’s Hamilton Based Art Collection On View

Hi Everyone. The students of Art History 4H03 are featuring the Hamilton based collection of Valeska Ramsay at the new at McMaster’s new Innovation Park 175 Longwood Street South.  Please join me Thursday, March 31 from 4:30 – 7:30 pm where 2 of my prints and artwork by many more great local artists will be on display in the 2nd floor atrium. The opening begins at 4:30 with a special presentation talk being given by Dr. Alison McQueen at 5:30 and the MIP manager Mark Stewart for the regular exhibition on the ground floor which is occurring simultaneously with the Val Ramsay collection exhibition.  (The Innovation Park is having regular local art exhibits in its 1st floor atrium which promises to be an exciting new venue for Hamilton artists).  The exhibition continues until July.

Directions: Traveling south on Longwood Street South from Main Street West the building will be on your left and the entrance to the visitor parking lot will also be on your left, just before the building (It’s the old Camco building).

Doug