Midway to Madness
Brazos Gallery, Richland College, Dallas
Jan9 – Jan 27, 2011
Reception: Thursday, January 26, 2012 from 12-1 PM
Richland College’s Brazos Gallery presents Midway to Madness, a series of large scale digital prints by Richland Faculty Dwayne Carter. The banner size images blend photography and digital painting into narrative compositions, echoing their origin from Carter’s self published photo novella: Midway to Madness #2. Copies of the zine will be available during the exhibition and at the reception on Thursday, January 26 from 12:00 to 1:00 PM. The exhibition will run from January 9th through January 27th, 2012.
Referencing madness in contemporary society, the story focuses on groups and individuals competing for power. Non traditional in approach, the works utilize a pop culture format handled with a painterly style to convey conceptual and emotive resonance. Characters in the narrative experience betrayal and torment as they compete for control of the fictional circus midway serving as an analogy for social order. The edgy narrative reflects Carter’s long term interest in story telling and his continued work with the figure.
Dwayne Carter has exhibited his digital art, figurative paintings, animations and videos in the Dallas area for almost thirty years. Carter has participated in recent art events and exhibitions at the Latino Cultural Center, Kessler Theater and the University of Texas at Dallas.
Midway to Madness and all related events are free and open to the public. The Brazos Gallery, located at 12800 Abrams Rd, Dallas, is open from 10 AM – 4 PM, Monday- Friday with extended viewing hours by appointment. For more information please contact Gallery Coordinator Ryder Richards at (972) 238-6339 or email@example.com.
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