Scott Carter, who received his MFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2011, has been getting some attention for his gallery-deconstructing drywall sculptures. Problem is, San Antonio artist Chris Sauter got some attention for very similar works as far back as 1999!
For a show at the SAIC student Union Gallery, Carter deconstructed the gallery, making modernist furniture from slabs of drywall cut from the gallery’s walls. Sauter’s 2005 piece, Museum, at Diverseworks in Houston deconstructed the gallery, making modernist furniture from slabs of drywall cut from the gallery’s walls.
Other shows by both artists exhibit further similarities:
According to Carter’s artist statement, “Artists that currently influence my practice include: Inigo Manglano-Ovalle, Olafur Eliasson, Rachel Whiteread, Maya Lin, Fritz Haeg and Pierre Huyghe.” The up-and -coming young artist has a solo show scheduled at Beers Lambert Contemporary in London in 2014. Hmm.