Jason E. Carter: #Distracted_Presence: PKP @ 700 Livernois

16 September - 28 October 2017
Jason E. Carter: #Distracted_Presence features a series of photographs based on the evolving realities of image experience and Saarinen House, the restored 1930 home of noted architect Eliel Saarinen and his wife and artist Loja Saarinen at Cranbrook Academy of Art. 

The subject of Carter's prints in are his digital photographs documenting the interior of Saarinen House as illuminated on a computer screen. Rather than offering prints of the source images, Carter presents a "digitally distanced" set of images.  The remnants of finger marks, smears, and dirt (a reality of the computer, laptop, iPad, and iPhone screen) are recorded in his photographs and eerily become part of the historic and nostalgic interiors of Saarinen House.

A native of metro-Detroit, Los Angeles based artist Jason E. Carter received his BFA from College for Creative Studies, Detroit and his MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art.  He is the recipient of a Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA Grant and a 2013 Kresge Artist Fellowship which included a presentation his work at Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit in 2015.

This exhibition will be presented within the Modernist space of 700 Livernois (formerly Susanne Hilberry Gallery) from September 16 to October 28, 2017. The exhibition site is temporary.  Paul Kotula Projects will resume exhibitions at its Woodward space later this fall.