Gregory Michael Carter

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Gregory Michael Carter

American

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Gregory Michael Carter shifts between a variety of media, appropriating images and symbols to confront and complicate political histories, and in turn inviting viewers to explore the subject matter in more depth. In his research-oriented practice, he carefully studies a place or idea, probing popular media narratives to create more nuanced accounts of history. Employing drawing, painting, photography, and collage as well as techniques such as acrylic transfer, Carter’s recent works have used maps as a ground to juxtapose imagery—labyrinthine lines, weapons, graffiti, corporate icons, and political figures—that challenges the racial histories embedded within territorial borderlands. “I want people to see things the way that I've seen them,” Carter once said. “I want people to understand that the way that you read things isn’t necessarily how things are, and that you have to look for yourself, all the time, really.”

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Gregory Michael Carter shifts between a variety of media, appropriating images and symbols to confront and complicate political histories, and in turn inviting viewers to explore the subject matter in more depth. In his research-oriented practice, he carefully studies a place or idea, probing popular media narratives to create more nuanced accounts of history. Employing drawing, painting, photography, and collage as well as techniques such as acrylic transfer, Carter’s recent works have used maps as a ground to juxtapose imagery—labyrinthine lines, weapons, graffiti, corporate icons, and political figures—that challenges the racial histories embedded within territorial borderlands. “I want people to see things the way that I've seen them,” Carter once said. “I want people to understand that the way that you read things isn’t necessarily how things are, and that you have to look for yourself, all the time, really.”

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