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Art in General announce Rob Carter. Faith in a Seed

Art in General announce Rob Carter. Faith in a Seed, an exhibition on view APR 13 – JUN 23 2012.

Rob Carter. Faith in a Seed, 2012. Image courtesy the artist

Faith in A Seed intertwines the languages of science and history into a living sculptural form. Rob Carter’s installation centers on the houses and gardens of three men of the 19th century. Miniature replicas of Charles Darwin’s Down House, Henry David Thoreau’s cabin at Walden, and Sir John Bennet Lawes’ Rothamsted Manor are the centerpieces of a large-scale triangular garden.

The garden consists of dandelions, bush beans, and corn, planted in three distinct sections to represent each man’s methodology. Over the course of the exhibition, each estate will be become dwarfed and eventually overcome by its corresponding garden. Faith in a Seed lives between the gallery and the outside world, exposing the disproportionate relationship between food and shelter while highlighting man’s willingness to intervene in the natural order of the environment.

Viewers are invited to witness Carter’s controlled but fragile ecosystem in three distinct ways: time-based video projections, peepholes cut into the sides of the garden, as well as from an elevated viewing platform.

Rob Carter, born in Worcester, Uk, 1976, lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. He received his BFA from the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art (Oxford) in 1998, and his MFA from Hunter College, NY in 2003. He has exhibited internationally and nationally, including solo exhibitions at Galeria Fruela, Madrid, Spain; Fondazione Pastificio Cerere, Rome, Italy; Ebersmoore, Chicago, and group exhibitions at the ICA, Philadelphia; Galeria Ramis Barquet, NY; Bruce Silverstein Gallery, NY; and Festival NARRACJE in Gdansk, Poland. Carter has participated in numerous residency programs including Atlantic Center for the Arts (2003), McColl Center for Visual Arts (2007), Art Omi (2008), Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation (2008-2009), AIR Krems in Austria (2010) and La Alqueria de los Artistas in Valenica, Spain (2010). He is currently in residence at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) workspace studio program.

Art in General is a nonprofit organization that assists artists with the production and presentation of new work. It changes in response to the needs of artists and informs and engages the public about their work.

Housed in a six-floor building that is located at the intersection of three neighborhoods in New York City (Tribeca, SoHo, and Chinatown), Art in General has a gallery space dedicated to rotating exhibitions of contemporary art. The gallery is located in the building’s 6th floor, and is approximately 2,000 square feet. The gallery underwent a major renovation by Steven Learner Studios beginning in 2006 and was re-opened in January 2007 with a more open and spacious exhibition area.

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