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The Resource Holding Venus, Keith Carter ; essay by John Wood

Holding Venus, Keith Carter ; essay by John Wood

Label
Holding Venus
Title
Holding Venus
Statement of responsibility
Keith Carter ; essay by John Wood
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In his most recent series, Holding Venus, Keith Carter continues to explore what he has referred to as the poetry of the ordinary, that moment of transcendence when the commonplace becomes the extraordinary. Myth and metaphor form the foundation of Carters imagery, which transforms the literal into the symbolic. In this sense, the notion of holding Venus remarks upon the connection between the earthly and the celestial at the same time that it attests to the fundamental human aspiration to realize that which is seemingly unattainable. While his early work concentrated on evoking a sense of place and spirit in his native East Texas, Carter has more recently turned his distinct perspective outward, photographing in Italy, France, England, and elsewhere. Yet, he approaches his subject matter with humor and celebration and with a probing eye for the human spirit, regardless of time and place. Often, his subjects are merely apparitions, whose forms are slightly obscured by optical distortions. The imagery of Carter's enigmatic world explores the mythological, the surreal, and the intangible that infuse everyday rituals and moments.
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Cataloging source
RVE
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Holding Venus, Keith Carter ; essay by John Wood
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
  • Holding Venus, Keith Carter's expanding universe
  • John Wood
Control code
43798150
Dimensions
30 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
69, [13] p.
Isbn
9781892041258
Isbn Type
(limited ed.)
Note
  • Library's copy 1 (Wittliff Gallery): Purchased, 2000. Signed by John Wood. Decorative cloth cover, featuring a Carter photo.
  • Library's copy 2 (Wittliff Gallery): Purchased, 2000. Signed by artist and John Wood. Decorative cloth cover, featuring a Carter photo.
  • Library's copy 3 (Wittliff Gallery): Gift of Keith and Pat Carter, 2000 (Access. No. 2000-075). Signed by artist and John Wood. Decorative cloth cover, featuring a Carter photo.
Other physical details
chiefly ill.
Label
Holding Venus, Keith Carter ; essay by John Wood
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
  • Holding Venus, Keith Carter's expanding universe
  • John Wood
Control code
43798150
Dimensions
30 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
69, [13] p.
Isbn
9781892041258
Isbn Type
(limited ed.)
Note
  • Library's copy 1 (Wittliff Gallery): Purchased, 2000. Signed by John Wood. Decorative cloth cover, featuring a Carter photo.
  • Library's copy 2 (Wittliff Gallery): Purchased, 2000. Signed by artist and John Wood. Decorative cloth cover, featuring a Carter photo.
  • Library's copy 3 (Wittliff Gallery): Gift of Keith and Pat Carter, 2000 (Access. No. 2000-075). Signed by artist and John Wood. Decorative cloth cover, featuring a Carter photo.
Other physical details
chiefly ill.

Library Locations

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