The DRAMASTICS: A Punk Rock Victory Twister in Texas

Nathan Carter
October 26, 2017 – January 28, 2018

Flyer © Nathan Carter

Flyer © Nathan Carter

 

Opening reception on October 26, 2017, 10PM

with exhibition viewing, film screening and live perforamcen by The DRAMASTICS Revue

The DRAMASTICS: A Punk Rock Victory Twister in Texas

Nathan Carter
Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas
October 26, 2017 – January 28, 2018
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In a fantastical cornucopia of color, form, and gesture, Nathan Carter presents the story of a fictional punk rock band who call themselves The DRAMASTICS. 

 

The band and the world Carter created for them are the focus of his first video titled The DRAMASTICS are Loud (2016), which tells the story of the group’s rise to stardom in a series of vignettes, starting with The DRAMASTICS’ formation at Booker T. Washington High School in Dallas, Texas, and ending incredibly with a world tour finale in Paris. To create the video, Carter wrote a script, wrote and recorded all of the music and constructed dioramas as scenes for his paper cutout characters to inhabit. 

 

For his exhibition in the Nasher’s Corner Gallery, Carter presents this video, together with a selection of dioramas that transport the viewer into the colorful and chaotic world of The DRAMASTICS and an extensive collection of works related to his film including silk scarves, drawings on paper, hats, capes, t-shirts, painted squad jackets, painted paper shades, jewelry, sculptures and of course, the Fascinators.

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