Arthur Carter: Sculpture and Drawings

l currentlyhanging Arthur Carter: Sculpture and DrawingsIn 1990, after decades spent working as an investment banker, entrepreneur and the founder and publisher of two newspapers, including The New York Observer, Arthur Carter began a new career: sculptor. This Thursday, New York University’s Grey Art Gallery will present a selection of his works with “Arthur Carter: Sculpture and Drawings,” the proceeds from which will benefit the exhibition space, which is right on Washington Square Park.

Created in his Roxbury, Conn., studio, Mr. Carter’s sculptures are stunning geometrical and fluid forms, often constructed from stainless steel. Highlights from the exhibition include Octacube (1996), an angular silver and copper work that manages to look like a gorgeous piece of space junk (or a deadly weapon) while also revealing the mathematical understanding at its core. Another, Continuous Elliptical Loops (2005), is a smooth, flowing work that evokes fun and joy and silliness. Preliminary sketches and drawings will also be shown, offering a glimpse of Mr. Carter’s process.

In addition to the exhibition, on view through April 29, a retrospective book, Arthur Carter: Sculptures, Paintings and Drawings, will be published in May.

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