Passing Through the Veil at MPC Art Gallery
- When: Saturday, March 23, 2013, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
- Where: MPC Art Gallery, Monterey
- Cost: $2
- Age limit: Not available
- Categories: Art (opening)
MPC's featured painter Glenn Carter, a contractor turned artist, brings an air of archeology to his structured paintings, sensitive to the layers and sometimes antique remnants left behind in industrial niches. Expressing a nuance of scale and texture through juxtaposition, Carter creates monumental art with a natural looking-glass feel. A worldly study in artifact finding and making, he crafts art from the “cyclic mysteries of creation and deterioration”. A triptych of paintings utilizes chalk outlines that look talismanic next to red sighting marks the shape of small crosses, mingling signs of construction and foreboding caution. The viewer may quarry for the hint of a preserved veil or relic in his mastic-like canvases – but the colors, running lines and shadow evoke the feeling of deterioration that romanticizes history so. [JB]
1-2:30pm artists reception Thurs; 2-4pm artists reception Sat. Daily hours 11am-4pm Tu-Fri. MPC Art Department Gallery, 980 Fremont St, Monterey. $2 parking. 646-3060. www.mpcgallery.com.