Nathan Carter: Ladies and Gentlemen, Meet the Dramastics
Oct 8, 2016 - Jan 29, 2017
Nathan Carter's solo exhibition, Ladies and Gentlemen, Meet the Dramastics, presents a dense display of sculpture, drawings, installations, and miniature stage sets centered on the story of The Dramastics, a fictional band comprised of four women. Presented in four galleries, the exhibition features colorful, handmade sets from imagined milestones in The Dramastics' brief but legendary career, including an early rehersal, recording session, breakthrough performance, and final break-up show in Paris. The sets are accompanied by a range of figurative and abstract drawings that reference not only the imaginary band but also the history of art and other narratives. One gallery presents band merchandise and a full-scale interactive stage with a disco light, fanciful sound system, and a rock-and-roller photo booth that invites viewers to both lip sync and act out their musical fantasies.