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Doug Carter

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The work in the slide show is from Doug’s 2013 exhibition “The Boat Show”

Doug was born and educated in Hamilton and Dundas, Ontario, Canada. He creates assemblage / constructions, drawings, prints and paintings.

From 1994 through 2004, Doug Carter was administrator and program coordinator at the Dundas Art and Craft Association’s “Carnegie Gallery“, a non-profit gallery dedicated to the promotion of regional art and crafts, located in Dundas, Ontario. Over his ten years at the Carnegie Gallery, Doug was responsible for seeking out and staging the following invitational  group exhibitions:
“Monoprints & Monotypes”,”The Drawing Show”,”Regional Sculpture: Past, Present, Future”, “Self-Portraits”, “15 Women Photographers” and “The United State of Assemblage”.

Doug is a longtime participant in the Greater Hamilton area visual art scene participating in over 30 group exhibitions since 1973 as well as having several solo & two man exhibitions including a solo exhibition combining oil painting with assemblage, “Too Close For Comfort: I Can See America From My Back Door”, at the Carnegie Gallery, Dundas in September 2006.

In 1999, Doug conceived of, participated in and curated “BEAFRAID!” for the Art Gallery of Hamilton‘s “Countdown To The Millennium” series. Along with Doug, “BEAFRAID!” included Hamilton artists Ray Cinovskis, Chriseddy, Chris Hartnett, Brian Kelly & Jim Mullin working with the concept of recycling  discarded computer components as ‘fine art” and commenting on other computer /new technology.

In December 2004, Doug left the Carnegie Gallery and Dundas. After spending 2 ½ years living in Wainfleet Township along the Lake Erie south shore, he is now living and making art a stone’s throw from the Welland Canal in historic Humberstone, Port Colborne, Ontario. In 2008/09 a showing of monotypes “Which Way The Wind Blows” was featured at Arts Place Gallery, Port Colborne, Ontario and the Fort Erie Arts Council’s gallery in Ridgeway, Ontario.  Since moving to Niagara in 2007 Doug has also exhibited  “Cultural Debris” at the Niagara Artists Centre’s Flea Market Gallery (2011), a print retrospective, “This, That and the Other” was shown at the Port Colborne Library (2012).  “The Boat Show”, an exhibition influenced by living along the Welland Canal and on Lake Erie’s Gravelly Bay was at Arts Place Gallery, Port Colborne (2013). In 2015 a retrospective of Doug’s works was exhibited at the Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant as “Forged In the Hammer’ and at Hamilton’s You/Me Gallery as “Broke, Busted and Badly Bent”. 

click here to see more of Doug’s works on paper and board website dougcarter.ca and to his assemblage / constructions site culturaldebris.com

From 1962 through 2003 Doug played the ‘blues’ bass on the local & Ontario club scene most notoriously with childhood friend,blues harmonica virtuoso Richard Newell aka King Biscuit Boy as well as with Hamilton guitar hero, Guitar Mikey McMillanIn August 2010 Doug’s music memoir “Cool Fool, Blues Rockin’ The Hammer”was published by Seraphim Editions.
Check it out at coolfoolthebook.wordpress.com

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Written by Arts Place Gallery

May 1, 2012 at 10:14 pm

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