Molly Carter, the daughter of Thayer Carter and his first wife, Kathleen Kiley (now Dunn), is the youngest contributor to this "Generations" project and represents the third generation of artists in the family of Rockwell and Kathleen Whiting Kent. Molly received a thorough training in the arts as a student of Parsons School of Design (NY), Kansas City Art Institute, and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
She works in mixed media exploring concepts that on the surface appear completely alien to Kents' realist tradition, when in fact they are an abstracted version of the same vision. Molly's graphic art and sculptural "beauty modifiers,"-prosthetic-like apparatuses and cages-created for imagined beauty-enhanced rituals, are poignant reminders of the physical and emotional pitfalls of vanity.
In Kents' landscape paintings he sought to recreate the archetypal purity of nature. However, as the satirical commentator, Hogarth, Jr., he poked fun at the vanities of western culture.
Molly lives in Chicago with her husband and fellow artist Dave Menard.
21. How to Measure a Wig II. 2001. |
Relief etching and etched plexiglas. Image: 13 x 15 in.
22. Shadow Puppets. 2001. |
"Wings." Xerox on acetate and pins. Image: 3 x 8 x 1in. (sight).
"Articulated legs." Xerox on acetate and pins. Image: 4 x 3 x 1 in. each (sight).
|23. Study for Skirt Form: Pattern. 1999. Relief etching. Image: 31 x 12 in.|
|24. Study for Skirt Form: Feather Interior. 1999. Relief etching. Image: 31 x 10 in. (sight)|
|25. Study for Skirt Form: Crinoline Structure. 1999. Relief etching. Image: 31 x 12 in.|
26. How to Measure a Wig I. 2001. Relief etching and etched plexiglas. Image: 13 x 15 in.
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