Work in Progress

Cornelius Carter Work in Progress

Update: We are excited and honored to be working with the Neill-Cochran House Museum to bring The Struggle and the Glory: The American Experience — Works by Cornelius Carter to the public. This is an expansion of the Work in Progress virtual exhibit (below) and will be an in-person show June 9 – Sept 5, 2021, in Austin Texas. Opening reception, June 12, 4-6pm. Artist Talk, July 8, 6pm.

Presented by Art 84 and TFI Projects, Work in Progress is online through 2021. Art 84 will stage a full indoor exhibit when it’s safe.

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. 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

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 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.

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