Keith Carter explores new territory in his upcoming exhibition at PDNB. He uses archaic lenses and photographic processes to create mythical imagery. In these beautiful sepia toned photographs we find his familiar theme of the animal world and folklore.
The show will include approximately 50 photographs: a combination of tintypes, a 19th Century process; large pigment prints; and traditional gelatin silver prints.
About five years ago, a rare form of eye cancer altered his vision in one eye (not the eye he uses to focus with his camera). This new way of seeing did not discourage him; it only inspired him to translate what he sees into his new work. It is evident that Keith Carter remains as passionate about art as he was decades ago, when he traveled across Texas with his wife, Pat, to document small towns with funny names. That project resulted in his first book, From Uncertain to Blue.
PDNB Gallery has represented Keith for 18 years. His photographs have been placed in many distinguished museums, including the Getty Museum, the Chicago Art Institute, MFA Houston, Dallas Museum of Art, and the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. Over a dozen monographs have been published and he has had many gallery and museum exhibitions throughout the world.