Scott Carter, a graduate of Savannah College of Art and Design and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, will display his drywall sculptures with Beers Contemporary at the London Art Fair later this year. Carter was the first place artist of the Beers Contemporary Emerging Artist Award for his sculptures last year.
Carter entered a few gallery rooms and deconstructed the walls to build practical objects. In the past, Scott has built vases, a dinner table and chair, two living room chairs, and a neoclassical bust. Carter’s furniture sculptures “Less is More” (living room chairs) and “A Temporary Engagement” (dining room table and chair) are built out of drywall and carved into circles, rectangles and linear planes, while “Departing from the Rules of Harmony” (neoclassical bust) was created from galvanized steel studs and different drywall shapes that have been stacked and spliced in order to recreate a 17th century statue by Antonio Canova. Carter’s purpose of creating these pieces of furniture is to ponder the value of modern architecture, design and gallery spaces.