Dimensions: 20 x 15.5 cm
Known for playing with semi-fictional worlds—locations with brightly colored covert listening stations, data collection conduits or traveling circuses, Nathan Carter's work engages with the history of abstraction, both in painting and sculpture, often taking the form of abstracted maps and landscapes, but fusing an abstract visual language with references to topical contemporary issues.
This catalogue THE GALE FORCE PRECISION DIRIGIBLE FLYING FACTION IN ACTION was published to accompany Nathan Carter's second solo exhibition (February 17 – March 18, 2006) of the same name, with Esther Schipper.
The title refers to a group of eleven airships flying diagonally through the main gallery space. This dangerous and absurd procession, attempting to fly in a formation while travelling through a storm, visually echos Japanese carp kites, using signal flags for air traffic control.