Cornelius Carter Work in Progress
Online Exhibit 2020-2021 VIEW ONLINE EXHIBIT
Update: This online exhibit was followed up by a live exhibit at the Neill-Cochran House Museum called The Struggle and the Glory: The American Experience — Works by Cornelius Carter, June 9 – Sept 5, 2021, in Austin Texas. Opening reception, June 12, 2021, 4-6pm. Artist Talk, July 8,2021, 6pm.
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 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.