EXPLORE THE PORTFOLIO OF REDMOND'S LEGENDARY CARVER
August 4th - 27th, 2023
VALA Eastside and the Redmond Historical Society.are thrilled to present "Dudley Carter on Paper." This riveting exhibition showcases a rarely seen aspect of Redmond's iconic artist, Dudley Carter's works - his two-dimensional creations. Known for his monumental wood carvings and totems imbued with Indigenous narratives, Carter also channeled his artistic talents into a stunning assortment of sketches, figure studies, abstract gestures, and pastel landscapes.
August 4th - August 27th, 2023
At the VALA Art Center, 8020 161st Ave NE, #104, Redmond, WA 98052
Thursday, August 4th, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
LOCATION (Hybrid Event):
Live Streamed on Facebook
VALA Art Center, 8020 161st Ave NE, #104, Redmond, WA 98052
TO ATTEND ONLINE:
Tune in to the facebook.com/ValaEastside page to catch the live stream video of the opening reception between 7:00 PM and 7:30 PM.
ABOUT DUDLEY CARTER:
Around the start of the Great Depression, the timber industry began to decline, and Dudley Carter turned his attention to the world of art. He was particularly fascinated by Haida and Kwakiutl monumental art – styles he had observed. In 1932, he produced his own monumental work, Rivalry of the Winds, the first of many. These large-scale wood carvings, inspired by Indigenous legends and folktales, became a cornerstone of his work.
He created over 200 recorded carvings during his lifetime, but the total number is likely many more, since there are not many details available on some of his minor works. Many of his pieces can still be found in Redmond today, as well as at the University of Washington campus, Henry Art Gallery, Bellevue Square, and Seattle Art Museum.