Articulations with Nathan Eugene Carson
Join exhibiting artist Nathan Eugene Carson for an in-person discussion of his exhibition "Cut from the same cloth" on view at the Southern Alberta Art Gallery Maansiksikaitsitapiitsinikssin until Sept. 30, 2023.
Nathan Eugene Carson (b. 1980, lives and works in Hamilton, Ontario) is a Canadian contemporary artist, mainly working in painting and collage. 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. Carson received a BFA from the Ontario College of Art and Design in 2005. His drawings and paintings have since been shown at Verso Gallery, Lennox Contemporary, Gallery One, and the Drake Hotel in Toronto. Carson’s work was also featured during the AGO First Thursdays in partnership with the RBC Emerging Artists Projects and StreetARToronto. In 2016, he was part of an exhibition titled Ponto, the first of several held at Oswald Gallery, Hamilton. Other group exhibitions include "Free Fall" (2016) and "Worked Over" (2017), both at Oswald Gallery, and "100 Paintings" (2019) at The Carnegie Gallery, Dundas, Ontario. His most recent solo exhibition, "May You Always See the Light" (2017) at Oswald Gallery, comprised paintings of brightly-rendered animals and whimsical characters emerging from obscure matte grounds.
"Cut from the same cloth" is initiated, organized, and circulated by The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto, in collaboration with TO Live, Toronto; and Southern Alberta Art Gallery Maansiksikaitsitapiitsinikssin, Lethbridge. This exhibition's Presenting Sponsor is the TD Ready Commitment. Additional support for the tour has been provided by Armstrong Fine Arts. The exhibition at The Power Plant was curated by Laura Demers, former TD Curator of Education and Outreach Fellow (2019-2021).
The Articulations Art Lecture Series offers presentations from contemporary practicing artists and arts professionals. Local and international artists, curators, critics, art historians, theorists, and filmmakers share their practice and engage with the audience in open, critical discussion.