This retrospective survey spans the last 50 years of work by one of Britain’s most respected abstract sculptors, John Carter RA.
The exhibition will trace Carter's development from early Op and Pop Art influences through to the rigorously ordered structures of his current work.
Born in 1942, Carter emerged as one of the ‘New Generation’ artists of the 1960s. A dynamic combination of painting and sculpture distinguishes his artistic practice, and he is best known for his constructed 'wall-objects', which often have a mathematical basis.
Solidity is often conveyed by something that is not there, a negative space. Illusion prompts the exploration of space through a variety of modular sequences. Tactility is created by the three-dimensionality of the objects whose sculptural nature approaches that of architecture.
For this exhibition, Carter makes connections with Jerwood Gallery’s unique ground floor galleries, reflecting on the interaction of object and architecture.