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SOLO SHOW IN LOS ANGELES SEPT 14-28
9/9/2019

SOLO SHOW IN LOS ANGELES SEPT 14-28
Alexandra Carter

Berries for Baubo


September 14th-28th 2019 
VIP Opening September 14th 7:00-8:00 pm
Public Opening September 14th 8:00pm-10:00pm 

Radiant Space
1444 N Sierra Bonita Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90046

Curated by Olivia Mia Orozco


Berries for Baubo offers up divine nectars--juice, blood, milk, wine--from the breast, from the seed, and from the roots. It is birth, explosion, and expulsion. It is woman, beast, and god. It is red.

Alexandra Carter’s latest body of work explores fertility in terms of agriculture and the female body.  Her paintings, made with layers of puddled pigment and collaged imagery on translucent drafting film, mimic explosive, liquid bodies splashing out of their own skins. Influenced by folklore and mythology, she quotes deities of jest, filth, lust, and light. Baubo, the exhibition’s fitting namesake, personifies the celebratory nature of the approaching harvest season, alongside a certain burlesque attitude. Women perform a sumptuous dance between maiden, mother, and crone. Wanton figures of myth and fairytale embroil themselves within the monstrous feminine and the maternal grotesque.

Carter comes from a family of cranberry farmers in New England. The berry is a repeated icon in the artist’s visual lexicon: the fruit is like a garnet ambrosia, an exalted potion that seeps through all the works and intoxifies its subjects. Photographs of berries and botanical illustrations replace and adorn parts of the female body.  Breasts become globular appendages that bubble up, guzzle down, shrivel, leak, and lactate. Carter also uses cranberry as a medium; in some of the works the juice stains antique linens, connecting the mark to an intimate bodily history. 

Please join us for an opening reception on Saturday, September 14th beginning at 7pm. We will be will be serving specialty cocktails using the artist's signature medium of cranberry juice.  
 

"All gods are hot" named in Artillery's Top 10 Picks of 2018
2/12/2019

"All gods are hot" named in Artillery's Top 10 Picks of 2018
"All gods are hot" was chosen as one of the year's top 10 picks by critic Annabel Osberg in Artillery Magazine. See the lineup online and in the current print issue of Artillery!

Carter’s brushwork and stylization are so graceful that even fleshly seepage assumed curious elegance in her maze of translucent double-sided paintings addressing existential paradoxes through lenses of mythology, fairytales and female surrealists. -Artillery, Jan/Feb 2019

Featured Artist Interview by Girltrip
10/31/2018

Featured Artist Interview by Girltrip
Alexandra Carter shares her art, process, and opinions in an in-depth interview by  Girltrip, a multi-platform organization dedicated to advancing women in the arts. Click the link to read!
http://girltrip.com/2018/09/alexandracarter/

"All gods are hot" closing reception
6/21/2018

"All gods are hot" closing reception
Radiant Space One Year Celebration and Closing Reception of "All gods are hot" June 21, 7-10pm

Come celebrate the closing of "All gods are hot" by Alexandra Carter and Radiant Space's one year anniversary! Enjoy an evening of art, music, drinks and surprise performances.

Radiant Space
1444 N Sierra Bonita Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90046
Contact: Mia Orozco
mia@radiantspaceLA.com
radiantspacela.com
(818) 429-6804
 

Artillery Review
6/21/2018

Artillery Review
Check out the review for "All gods are hot" in Artillery Magazine's Pick of the Week by Annabel Osberg:
https://artillerymag.com/alexandra-carter/