Bouras Gallery, Overlook Medical Center November 1, 2013 – January 25, 2014
The exhibit, Art, Energy & Healing at the Bouras Gallery in Summit, NJ is sponsored by the Arts in Healing Program of Atlantic Health. This program oversees the use of all the creative arts as part of creating a healing environment in the various buildings in the Atlantic Health family. The program includes art therapy, music therapy, drumming, poetry and the visual arts. I am pleased to present this solo exhibit of watercolor paintings selected from my Orbs Series.
“Chris Carter’s work always fascinates me. Her natural curiosity and exuberance and willingness to explore new mediums and play with the traditional always tests me to keep up with her. I’m a skeptical observer of abstraction, preferring something to ground me, yet Chris’ compositions remind me of Dave Brubeck’s music. It’s the kind of jazz grounded in solid composition and appreciation and respect for the music and Chris’s abstractions show great respect for craft, the medium, and the viewer. When I look at her compositions I hear jazz as it was when I grew up with it. I feel mellow and I smile. Her use of color and movement enfold me and guide me on a journey into my imagination. I feel she has something nice to say, something encouraging and positive…and that’s rare.” Mike Fenton – Artist and Curator of the Art and Healing exhibits sponsored by Atlantic Health Systems.