Keith Carter will lead a walkthrough of the exhibition Keith Carter: Seek & Find followed by a signing of his newest book Keith Carter: Fifty Years (University of Texas Press, 2018).
Keith Carter: Seek & Find is the artist’s first exhibition in Philadelphia and the premiere of his latest series “Walt Whitman: ‘Beautiful Imperfect Things’”. A nationally-recognized artist and teacher with an extraordinary roster of achievements, Carter embarked on this project while in North Carolina on a Cassilhaus Residency in 2018. The Duke University collection provided him access to the most intimate materials from the celebrated American writer’s life, including a well-preserved lock of the author’s hair. From Whitman’s personal correspondence with his mother to drafts of his magnum opus Leaves of Grass, Carter’s photographs explore the many sides of Whitman’s complex character. The exhibition and its public programs enrich the legacy of Whitman at the bicentennial of his birth as well as critically examine his ideas in light of current events.
Image: Keith Carter, Poem of The Black Person, 2018, Pigment print, Edition of 5, Courtesy of the Artist