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Meet An Artist: Rick Carter

Rick Carter at ESMOA on the Forrest Gump bench

In her latest piece for L.A. Weekly, editor Shana Nys Dambrot profiles artist Rick Carter. A painter that one may argue is best known for his Oscar-winning production designs (including visual masterpieces and cultural touchstones like Goonies, Avatar, Lincoln, Forrest Gump, Jurassic Park, Amistad, Star Wars), his sprawling installation at El Segundo Museum of Art proves that Carter is a master of many mediums. Titled “TIME,” this immersive exhibit is built of Carter’s original portraits, paintings and process drawings. 

“On view through March 25, ESMOA hosts a series of creative events, workshops, tours and presentations with Carter and the other artists,” writes Dambrot. “Carter responded to L.A. Weekly’s questions from his garage studio, where, despite the epic scope of the installation at ESMOA, he continues to ‘just have tons of stuff, thousands of paintings.’”

Read more on L.A. Weekly here. 

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