Raymond Carter 
An Imaginary Constellation
03.04.18 – 20.04.18

An Imaginary Constellation describes the illusion of a connection between groups of separate objects.

Constellations were the creation of schematic patterns by linking stars of varying sizes, colours and brightness. Constellations appear to travel across the sky according to the movement of our planetary circuit and their location was seasonally specific.

Forming a celestial outline, often representing an animal or mythical creature, the constellation was a mnemonic method of defining time in ancient epochs when survival depended upon planting during the optimum period.

In my multi-panel installation, I have made an Imaginary Constellation exploring interactions between the coloured highlights and the repeated alternating vertical and horizontal background pattern. The radiating coloured lines combine to form diagonal grid-like array apparently randomly scattered across the field. Based on pattern and chance relationships the constellation can be viewed as a positive or negative schema.

The related works similarly explore the spaces that link directional suggestions and how visual compensation completes minimal information. These multi-paneled works continue my investigations into contemporary minimalism and geometric abstraction using industrial and commercial materials. Raymond Carter, 2019

Exhibition Details:
Opening Friday, April 5th 6-9pm
Exhibition Runs April 3 – 20th

Five Walls (Galleries 1 & 2)
suite 2, level 1 / 119 Hopkins St, Footscray
open Wed-Sat 12-5pm

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