We have made the difficult decision out of an abundance of caution and in consultation with local, state, and federal experts and authorities to cancel the Artist Talk with Kendell Carter
, scheduled for Thursday, April 23
. While disappointing to all of us, this action is consistent with decisions being made around a number of community and university events in response to COVID-19 virus concerns. We are confident this is the right decision. Our highest priority remains the health and safety of our community.
Thank you so much for your support of this decision. Please know we appreciate your continued enthusiasm and partnership surrounding the Weatherspoon Art Museum.
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In all his work, Kendell Carter seeks to reward imaginative moves beyond clichés and stereotypes. Describing "Meditation on Team (Waves for Scottie)," an image of the artist on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, he notes, "It's an alternative to the idea of the physically heroic male athlete" whose success rests in physical strength and individual dominance."
Kendell Carter received his MFA from California State University Long Beach. He has had solo exhibitions at Edward Cella Art & Architecture, Los Angeles, CA, the Amory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA; moniquemeloche, Chicago, IL; and the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA, among others. His work is included in the public collections of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, San Diego, CA; Fundação Sindika Dokolo, Luanda, Angola; the Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA; and SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, GA. He is represented by Edward Cella Art & Architecture.
This program is held in conjunction To the Hoop: Basketball and Contemporary Art
and is supported by a gift from Sherry Sherrill. Free.
Image: Kendell Carter with photographer Dawn Altier, Meditation on Team (Waves for Scottie)
(detail), 2017, color Duratran photograph and lightbox, 36 × 48 × 5 in. Courtesy of the artists and Edward Cella Art & Architecture, Los Angeles. Photo credit: © Kendell Carter and Dawn Atlier, photo courtesy of the artists.