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Ian Carpenter

Mehr (Midtown) Gallery
436 West 18th Street
Chelsea
November 29 - December 22, 2007
Reception: Thursday, November 29, 6 - 8 PM
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We are pleased to present the debut exhibition of IAN CARPENTER in a first look at his effervescent gouache paintings, titled Golden Reverie.

Ian Carpenter was born in Thailand in 1974. He grew up overseas experiencing multiple cultures and their visual arts. Recollecting primary art influences from his early years, Carpenter vividly remembers various colorful paintings from the Caribbean, where he lived as a boy. In these paintings we find traces of Paul Klee and Nicolas De Stael, art collectives like the Fauves and The Society of Six, and various outsider artists like Joseph Yoakum and Anna Zemankova. All of these forces play a subconscious influence on what Carpenter does with paint and the waiting surface. His paintings, with their playful use of color, can be viewed as either lyrical abstractions or vague remembrances of dream world landscapes.

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