KEITH CARTER + DORNITH DOHERTY: Houston's McMurtrey Gallery

Gaillardia, 2011
Photograph © Dornith Doherty

Red Yucca, 2011
Photograph © Dornith Doherty

Habitat, 2011
Photograph © Keith Carter

Cruise Ship, 2011
Photograph © Keith Carter

Poppy, 2010
Photograph © Dornith Doherty

Cache: "In this new body of work, Dornith Doherty explores the role of seed banks and their preservation efforts in the face of climate change, the extinction of natural species and decreased agricultural diversity. Traveling from the Arctic tundra of the Svalbard Archipelago to the Sonoran desert in Arizona since 2010, this new exhibition includes large format photographs of key global seed banks as well as archival pigment prints and digital chromogenic lenticular prints of x-ray collages of seeds and plants."

Read my 2011 Interview with Doherty after her travels
close to the North Pole to photograph the Svalbard Global Seed Vault

Imagining Paradise: "Imagining Paradise reflects a new world in Keith Carter's visionary universe. With decreased eyesight following a medical condition Mr. Carter explains: "...my current visual world is now flat and two dimensional, similar to looking at a medieval painting, and scattered with black holes, mottled shapes, sparkles, and occasional light shows..." Keith Carter's new photographs of paradise are inspired by a deterioration of the real that Keith has turned into an ideal: "Using traditional silver-rich film and photographic papers, along with arcane chemistry and non-traditional technique, I am paying homage to the mystery of binocular vision and the history of the medium itself.""

March 24 - April 21, 2012

Look for the upcoming April 2012 issue of
SPOT MAGAZINE | Houston Center for Photography
"An Interview: Dornith Doherty with Elizabeth Avedon"


Caio Fern said...

wonderful works, I loved this post.

Lizblog said...

Thanks for your comment Caio. Coming from another true artist it's high praise. I also love both their work.

Meera Rao said...

These are beautiful! I remembder your wonderful interview from 2011!