John Carter RA: Between Dimensions
2 October 2013—16 February 2014
In the Tennant Gallery
John Carter RA, 'Matrix', 2012. Oil on cut paper, 475 x 475 mm. © the artist. Photo: Peter Abrahams, Lucid Plane John Carter RA
is one of Britain’s most respected abstract sculptors. His art has been described as a dialogue between painting and sculpture. This retrospective exhibition focuses on Carter’s use of drawing, and other works on paper, to develop ideas for his relief sculptures and constructions.
Ranging in date from 1965 to 2012, the selection reveals Carter’s development from early Op and Pop Art influences to the rigorously ordered structures of his current work. Maquettes, sketchbooks and working studies are shown alongside the drawings.
Born in 1942, Carter emerged as one of the ‘New Generation’ artists of the 1960s. He has exhibited widely in Europe, Japan and the USA, and taught at the Chelsea College of Art and Design from 1980 until 2000. He was elected a Royal Academician in 2007.
Tuesday–Friday, 10 am–4 pm
Saturday and Sunday, 10am–6pm
Complimentary entry with a valid Royal Academy exhibition ticket or £3 General Admission
ticket. Friends of the RA go free.
John Carter RA: Artist Talk
Saturday 25 January, 3–4pm.
John Carter discusses his work from the 1960s to the present day, focusing on the role played by drawing.
Find out more and book
A comprehensive monograph on the art of John Carter RA was published by the Royal Academy of Arts in 2010, the first full survey of Carter’s work. John Carter by Chris Yetton, with texts by Mel Gooding and Britta E. Buhlmann and a discussion with Klaus Staudt, shows the reliefs for which Carter is best known together with examples of his drawings and public sculpture. It comprises 160 pages and 120 illustrations.
The book is available at the RA Shop and online,