de boer debuted two exhibitions Sara Carter: Camden Nights, as well as a group exhibition titled Back of Our Hands. The opening art party took place on Saturday, June 17, 2023. The show runs through July 29, 2023.

About Sara Carter: Camden Nights

This is Carter’s second solo exhibition with the gallery. Her paintings are influenced by moments of seeking solace from trauma and abuse experienced in her early adult life. Each painting is engaged and fueled by a journey of highly personal memories of Carter searching for peace.

Carter begins each painting by carefully layering atmospheric and gestural marks on heavy linen canvas. Thus the result is a complex balance of disruption giving voice to dramatic experiences and moments of time in specific places. Carter transforms the canvas into a laboratory that ponders darkness and misery equally with light and pleasure. Through the use of color, form, and texture Carter prompts all of the human emotions; tragedy, serenity, ecstasy, isolation, and despair culminating in a sense of indecision from the intimate frame of a canvas.

Sara Carter Camden Nights

Artwork by Sara Carter; courtesy of the artist & gallery

About Sara Carter

Sara Carter is a Houston-born abstract painter based in Austin, Texas. Carter studied at the San Francisco Art Institute in the early 1990s and remained in the Bay Area until 2017 when she moved to Austin. Carter sees the works as embodiments of her psychic state, emitting a ‘frequency’ that induces an energy vibration in sympathetic, attuned viewers.

About Back of Our Hands

Back of Our Hands is a group exhibition presenting work by Kendall Carter, Salvador Dominguez, Gaby Collins-Fernandez, Rashawn Griffin, and Erick Medel. The artists in this exhibition foster new ideas in how they approach making paintings and wall reliefs. Therefore exemplifying non-traditional techniques by introducing new materials and reimagining the use of familiar ones.

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On view: June 17, 2023 – July 29, 2023

What: Sara Carter: Camden Nights 
Where: de boer, 3311 E. Pico Blvd., LA, 90023
When: Running thru July 29, 2023