WAG Exhibit: Nathan E. Carson: Cut from the same cloth
Nathan E. Carson: Cut from the same cloth
February 18, 2023 – June 24, 2023
Curator: Laura Demers
Nathan Eugene Carson’s first solo exhibition presents several interrelated series of paintings and mixed-media works on paper. Known for figurative explorations of hybrid creatures, animals, and human figures — both fictional and historical — Carson’s subjects emerge from richly pigmented surfaces, and shed light on narratives that weave together themes of Black identity and history, personal memories, and charged symbolism.
The title of the exhibition, Cut from the same cloth, an expression meaning “of a similar nature or kind,” encapsulates the aims of Carson’s works — from a rekindling of lost ties, searching for personal connecting threads within the tapestry of global events, to questionings about broader notions of human kinship.
This exhibition is organized and circulated by The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto. The exhibition and tour are sponsored by The TD Ready Commitment and Armstrong Fine Art, and supported by Presenting Donors The Michael and Sonja Koerner Charitable Foundation Additional support for the tour was provided by Armstrong Fine Arts.