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Rebecca Carter: A Thread House Has Whiskers


Holly Johnson Gallery in Dallas is pleased to announce the opening of A Thread House Has Whiskers an installation of new works by Rebecca Carter on Sat., October 17 from 6 – 8 pm. The exhibit continues through December 23.

A Thread House Has Whiskers explores three-dimensional forms in thread built from hand modeling, computer generated imaging, and photographic projection. Taking inspiration from a  body of work chronicling homes once inhabited, a child’s drawing found in the backyard featuring Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in Hat, and the thesaurus - these new groundless thread drawings, sculptures and text works articulate a world bridging the domestic and the fantastical, the visual and the literary, the child and the adult.

Carter’s graceful thread compositions dwell at the intersection of intricate simplicity and conceptual subtlety. The curious investigations and multi-layered processes become the content of conversations past, places lived, and phenomena alternatively remembered or read.

Her thread drawings, video installation and photo based projects have been exhibited at the Dallas Museum of Art, the Nasher Sculpture Center, The Dallas Contemporary, Dallas Omni Hotel, RE Gallery, Road Agent Gallery, The Reading Room, 500X, Korea’s Cheongju International Craft Biennial, The New York Center for Book Arts, and Arts Religare in India.

The artist received a BA in Studio/Art History & Women’s Studies from Oberlin College (’93) and a BFA (’03) and MFA (’05) from The School of the Art Institute in Chicago. She has participated in several art residencies such as La Napoule in France; The WhyNot Place in New Delhi and the Vermont Studio Center; and the Catwalk in Catskill. In 2009 she received the Merit Prize and Travel Award from Cheongju International Craft Competition.

Rebecca Carter served as Assistant Professor of Art at Southern Methodist University and as adjunct faculty at several area colleges. She currently resides in Dallas and is on the faculty at the University of Texas at Dallas.

Rebecca Carter's thread text installation, "Loosed Words: Re-Writing the Love Letter," will be the first in a series of three artist projects on display at the alice + olivia pop up shop opening October 15th at Highland Park Village in Dallas.  alice + olivia has commissioned three Dallas artists, Carter, Sergio Garcia, and Letitia Huckaby, as a special tribute to the region.

Rebecca Carter: A Thread House Has Whiskers

Oct 17 – Dec 23, 2015