ABOUT THE ARTIST
Dwayne Carter has been exhibiting his art in the Dallas art scene since the early 1980’s. Carter has explored narrative figurative art through a variety of mediums including zines, paintings, interactive works, animations, videos and most recently small scale wood and clay relief carvings. Solo exhibitions have included Ball of Confusion at the Kessler Theater in Dallas and Heights Theater in Houston, Week of Kindness at the Ida Greene Gallery in Sherman, Texas, Solo Exhibition at the Theater Gallery, Midway to Madness at the Richland College Brazos Gallery and Greed at Plush Gallery. Carter’s animations have been included in the Aurora New Media Exhibition and in 2011 his interactive animated work The Dark Bible was included in the Dallas Video Festival. Group Exhibitions include Memory, curated by Jeff Kelley at the CRCA Gallery at UTA, along with numerous exhibitions at 500X, Plush, RO2, MFA, and Mark Lombardi Galleries, as well as the Hecho in Dallas Exhibitions at the Latino Cultural Center. His solo and collaborative curatorial projects have included: irrational.City at the Bath House Cultural Center, 2015; 2016 Freefall Festival with Plush Gallery director Randall Garrett; 1984 Left Right: The Political Show at 500X, which is documented in the Dallas Sites online catalogue at the Dallas Museum of Art. With his Madness Zines, he has participated in numerous regional Zine Fairs in Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth and Denton.
I am intrigued by the suggestive meaning of gesture and expression in creating my figurative works. Some works reflect my interest in art history and film. I am drawn to the emotions and feelings captured in films like the Bride of Frankenstein or in paintings such as the Expulsion from Eden. However, I am not always focused on the original meaning or context, but the emotions and gestures themself. In viewing my work, one might create their own meanings while interpreting what these gestures suggest to them.