The New Mexican, Pasatiempo

“In the Round”
by Craig Smith

July 19, 2002

With just two colors and simple shapes, David Carter works the best of wonders—simplicity. But Carter’s porcelain and wood sculptures in his show, “Spheres,” not only make the eye gleam, they set the tastebuds tingling, for they really do look good enough to eat.

In Wired, bright red porcelain spheres float in black wire-like maraschino cherries in a crisp chocolate net. Another red porcelain globette is pierced or surrounded by black china points in Walking Tall—surrealistic straws holding up a very different Cherry Mash core.

Liberation is a magnificent otherworldly egg, its black shell dividing like an opening flower to show the crimson world beneath. Sphericity beckons with its space station-like modules joined together in a gravity-free dance, rolling and tumbling in space with reckless abandon.

Spheres opens with a reception from 5:30-7:30pm today, July 19, at Joyce Robins Gallery, 201 Galisteo St. The show continues through August 2.

— Craig Smith

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