In his most recent series, Holding Venus, Keith Carter continues to explore what he has referred to as 'the poetry of the ordinary,' that moment of transcendence when the commonplace becomes the extraordinary. Myth and metaphor form the foundation of Carter's imagery, which transforms the literal into the symbolic. In this sense, the notion of 'holding Venus' remarks upon the connection between the earthly and the celestial at the same time that it attests to the fundamental human aspiration to realize that which is seemingly unattainable.
Size: 10.5 x 11.5
Publisher: Arena Editions
Publication Date: 2000
Edition of 100
Signed edition in a deluxe clamshell box.
Available from the gallery for $1,000