The Royal Edward
November 10 & 17
Owens Art Center
6101 Bishop Blvd
Dallas, Tx 75205
Pop up exhibition featuring multi channel video, installation, and performance works by first year MFA candidate, Xxavier Edward Carter, XxavierIsMyName.com. Performance begins at 7:45PM, refreshments provided. Please click link for tickets or to make donations.
Video installation for this work includes a three channel video loop of footage from the NASA AMES Research Facility in Mountainview, California and SMU Taos Campus. The video installation is set to a musical playlist curated by the artist. At 7:45 PM, the installation transitions into a still projection from Joshua Tree National Park where the artist has arranged a blood ritual for protection in movements. The artist will perform and endurance reading of the 83 page poem, The Royal Edward. The poem is a contemporary epic about imprisonment, passion, spirituality, death, politics, history, and American Cultures treatment of blackness.
This work is the first showing of the multidisciplinary work of Xxavier Edward Carter in Dallas, Texas. The installation deals with elemental magic, the written word, life cycles, and nature. The elements of fire, water, and earth are visualized by an array of reclaimed trees, ritual burning footage, and footage from an in ground pool in decay at a superfund site. The issue of humans in created environments is a central theme to the work and one that is navigated in the installation of The Royal Edward.
Xxavier Edward Carter is an artist from Dallas, Texas. Xxavier studied art practice at Stanford University with a focus on printmaking and new media and is currently in the first year of an MFA at SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts. Xxavier as exhibited works in South Korea, Japan, Portugal, England, Morocco, and the United States. From 2016 to 2017, Xxavier was a fellow at The Yerba Buena Center for the arts in San Francisco. Xxavier was the 2011 recipient of the Kimbrough-Degoyer Grant from the Dallas Museum of Art. Xxavier Edward Carter is Represented by Goldfish Dreams//G-D|100 PERCENT FOR SURE.
For more information please contact Mr.Carter through his website, here.