Devil of the details
Gallery Stroll • Jewelry maker and sculptor Joe Carter gets inspiration from insects for show at Phillips Gallery.
Published: March 16, 2012 08:13AM
Updated: March 16, 2012 08:13AM
Courtesy Phillips Gallery Joe Carter explores culture through almost-photographic still lifes of the mundane.

The meticulous detail in Joe Carter’s almost-photographically rendered still-life paintings is mesmerizing.

Formerly an engineer, jewelry maker and sculptor, Carter works to record small objects, normally held to be mundane and worthless but —not surprisingly — captures the larger culture surrounding us.

His show is at the Phillips Gallery, 444 E. 200 South, Salt Lake City.

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