Sara Carter Painter
Sara Carter

Collage Series

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Stacks of long-forgotten paintings on paper sparked Collage in late 2016 as a departure from two open-ended paper series, Commotion and Surface. Not unlike these series, Collage is a vehicle for color study in both the understated monochromatic compositions and the colorful and flamboyant. Here, however, gesture is cut and pieced together, and often brushstrokes are evident in the painted, cut shapes. Each move continues to inform the next, a seminal aspect throughout her oeuvre. Carter not only paints paper anew as a material source, but also cuts-and-pastes the old works. Her habit of subconsciously revisiting other series to gather improvisational cues lingers here, too. For example, mod shapes defined by the 1960s permeate these works, linking back to the overarching theme in her painting series, Grounded 60. Ultimately, with Collage, Carter deconstructs the past to reconstruct the present.