ON THE CUSP 2016
Refuse and corpses show me what I permanently thrust aside in order to live – Julia Kristeva
T.R. Carter casts off bodily remains into a concrete sludge to produce a sculptural installation as a monument to the ending and beginning of something. The work aims to explore the body and bodily refuse as fixed and charged matter. Nails, hair, and cement speak to the grief that must be restrained and cast aside in order for the artist to live. The cement form materialised as a statuesque homage to the late artist Jon Wah with the exhibition ending on his birth date, eight years after his death.
Residency at Little Woods Gallery