Wednesday, October 12, 2022 5:00 -6:00 pm – Virtual on Zoom/Youtube/Facebook
Free and open to the public.
Portrait by George Sierzputowski
Destabilizing #1, 2021, 72″ x 67″, oil on Mylar
The Cinque Artists Series welcomes multimedia artist Nanette Carter, for a conversation about her newest series and video work.
Nanette Carter seeks visual metaphors for what she feels are great stresses of 21st-century life- social injustice, social media, global warming, and global pandemics. Through 2-D layers of paper, paint, printmaking, collage, and film she creates abstract statements that balance the anxiety of the moment.
The artist says of her work, “In the past two years I’ve been working on three series simultaneously that reflect the zeitgeists of our time. They include Cantilevered, The Weight and Afro Sentinels. How to present these ideas in an abstract vocabulary of form, line, color, and texture is the quest. These are the challenges and creative instincts that intrigue me most.”
Art Work pictured: Destabilizing #1, 2021, oil on Mylar (detail)
About Nanette Carter
An artist who has been exhibiting her work nationally and internationally in numerous solo and group exhibitions since the mid-1970s, Nanette Carter creates abstract collages expressive of her sensitivity to injustice and humanity in the context of contemporary life and her responses to the drama of nature. Her shaped works, produced in multimedia on Mylar since 1997, are evocative of concepts in the history of abstract art and reflect the African American abstract art tradition, exemplified in the works of Alma Thomas, Sam Gilliam, William T. Williams, Howardina Pindell, Romare Bearden, and Alvin Loving Jr. In fact, Loving (1935–2005) was Carter’s mentor. A close friend, he inspired her in his view of invention in art as the result of process, in a manner akin to how jazz musicians create something new by riffing off of a melody.”
– excerpt from the Berry Campbell Gallery that represents the artist 2022
The Cinque Artist Program series promotes presentations from professionals, practical information, and platforms for artists to showcase their work. We encourage adult artists, students, and enthusiasts to share in discussions in an intimate setting.
Topics include global travel, artist portfolios, Uptown Galleries, and more. This is the second year the Foundation has partnered with the Harlem School of the Arts to host the series.
This program is part of the Harlem Cultural Collaborative of Harlem One Stop