My father, Ken Carter the sculptor was commissioned in 1969 to make 15 sculptures to be placed into the niches in the Chapter House at Exeter Cathedral. Called the Testament Sculptures, he chose the great theme of creation and the figures depict some stages of creation in the Old and the New Testament.
He modelled the sculptures in clay and cold cast them in Aluminium Resin fibreglass in the years up to 1974. I remember him working on them and during the casting, we children often helped by laminating the fibreglass sheets into the backs of the sculptures.
On a recent visit to the UK I paid a visit to the Chapter House and got a few photos.
Exeter Cathedral Chapter House
‘Darkness’… – In the beginning.
‘Water and Earth’
‘Light’ – The Sun and Moon
A group show at nkb gallery in Mount Eden is now running until 17th April. http://www.nkbgallery.co.nz/
Included is my work on linen ‘York Street’
Pocket Edition: Small works for Large Walls is coming up at NorthArt.
See http://www.artsdiary.co.nz/104/2673.html for photos of the opening of ‘Exopolis’.
Thanks to Sait Akkirman of artsdiary.
Just before the opening of ‘Exopolis’ at nkb gallery, a joint exhibition with sculptor Ramon Robertson.
Photos of the event will be appearing on artsdiary soon.
Thanks to Anita Cole for the photos.
All my latest work is ready for my upcoming exhibition at nkb gallery Mount Eden Auckland.
The preview is at 6.00pm on Thursday 14th September. All welcome.
NorthArt gallery in Northcote is currently showing an exhibition titled ‘Recent and Not so Recent’ until 24th May.
From NorthArt website:
‘Meet the artists 3pm Sunday 21 May
The combined talents and works of five of Northart’s most accomplished painters – Frank van Schaik, Ross Ritchie, John Oxborough, Garry Currin and Matthew Carter – a show that is variously challenging, thought-provoking and entertaining.’
My recent joint exhibition at nkb gallery with Freeman White, ‘New Work’, has been reviewed by John Hurrell on the website EyeContact. The site was set up to encourage art reviews and critical discussion and is widely regarded as New Zealand’s leading critical review forum.