Cornelius Carter Work in Progress
Live Exhibit! Through the Windows: Key Paintings from Work in Progress
Nov 14-22, 2020 , 10 am – 6 pm daily
84 Waller St., Austin, TX 78702
Key paintings from Work in Progress exhibit will be on physical display through the windows at Art 84 at 84 Waller Street, Austin, TX, November 14th-22nd. Artist Cornelius Carter, captures the struggle and glory of the African American experience, along with his faith in the American dream of equality and opportunity for all, through beautiful and moving paintings.
Attendees must remain outdoors, are required to wear masks and maintain social distance. This event is part of the Austin Studio Tour sponsored by Big Medium.
Presented by Art 84 and Fisterra Projects, Work in Progress is also online through 2021. Art 84 will stage a full indoor exhibit in 2021 when it’s safe, but be sure to catch the outdoor event November 14-22, 2020 event if you can!
Online Exhibit 2020-2021 VIEW ONLINE EXHIBIT
Taking inspiration from multiple traditions, Cornelius weaves together imagery from history, mythology, childhood, and life experience to create paintings that are thought-provoking, captivating, and beautiful. He often incorporates historical elements and classical styling, but from his own cultural perspective. People and their relationships are a central theme in his work.
Two Special Events on Zoom.
Thank you everyone who joined us at the zoom events. Please visit the live “through the windows” exhibit at Art 84 where you can view key pieces from this show through the windows at 84 Waller Street in Austin during the Austin Studio Tour, Nov 14-22. We are looking forward to the live exhibit in 2021.
1. Cornelius Carter Discusses his Work in Progress Exhibit
Saturday, Nov 14, 2020, 5 pm PAST
During this virtual event, artist Cornelius Carter will be walking us through his exhibit, Work in Progress.Work in Progress documents the struggle and glory of the African American experience through moving and thought-provoking paintings.The audience will be welcome to ask questions following Cornelius’ presentation.Work in Progress can be viewed virtually in its entirety at art84.org.
2. Cornelius Carter at Work on Black Venus
Sunday, Nov 15, 2020, 5 pm PAST
During this live online event, artist Cornelius Carter will be working on his new painting, Black Venus, in real time. It will become a part of his current exhibit, Work in Progress, which can be virtually in its entirety at art84.org.Black Venus pays homage to Sarah Baartman, a South African Khoikhoi woman who was exhibited as a ‘curiosity’ across 19th-century Europe.The audience is welcome to ask the artist questions throughout the presentation.