“Farm Bowl with Orchard” (2022) by Syd Carpenter

 
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THE LEGACY OF BLACK FARMERS inspired a new series of ceramic sculptures by Syd Carpenter. The works are presented in “Earth Offerings: Honoring the Gardeners” at Rowan University Art Gallery. Carpenter has a passion for gardening that she picked up from her mother and grandmother. A decade ago, the Philadelphia artist took a road trip to Georgia, South Carolina, and the Gullah Island communities, visiting African American farms. Her Farm Bowls series reflects the experience, incorporating representations of the architectural and organic forms she observed. The works “act as a collage of experiences, paying tribute to African horticulture practices and their impact on the legacy of agriculture, farming, and gardening.” In addition to the bowls, Carpenter is showing a group of Mother Pin sculptures, and a Ramshackle Fence installation. CT

 

“Syd Carpenter: Earth Offerings, Honoring the Gardeners” is on view at Rowan University Art Gallery in Glassboro, N.J., from Jan. 24-March 26, 2022

FIND MORE about the exhibition and Feb. 22 conversation with artist Syd Carpenter and South Jersey farmers and food activists of color

 


Installation of SYD CARPENTER, “Earth Offerings: Honoring the Gardeners,” Rowan University Art Gallery, Rowan University, Glassboro, N.J. (Jan. 24-March 26, 2022). | Photo by Constance Mensh, Courtesy Rowan University Art Gallery

 


SYD CARPENTER, “Farm Bowl with Chicken,” 2021 (stoneware, 11 x 18 x 21 inches). | Photo by Constance Mensh, Courtesy Rowan University Art Gallery

 


Installation of SYD CARPENTER, “Earth Offerings: Honoring the Gardeners,” Rowan University Art Gallery, Rowan University, Glassboro, N.J. (Jan. 24-March 26, 2022). Shown, foreground center, “Farm Bowl with Chicken,” 2021. | Photo by Constance Mensh, Courtesy Rowan University Art Gallery

 


Installation of SYD CARPENTER, “Earth Offerings: Honoring the Gardeners,” Rowan University Art Gallery, Rowan University, Glassboro, N.J. (Jan. 24-March 26, 2022). | Photo by Constance Mensh, Courtesy Rowan University Art Gallery

 


SYD CARPENTER, “Mother Pin with Basket,” 2022. | Photo by Constance Mensh, Courtesy of Rowan University Art Gallery

 


SYD CARPENTER, Detail of “Ramshackle Fence,” 2008-2012 (earthenware, graphite, acrylic, 30 x 75 x 9 inches). | Photo by Constance Mensh, Courtesy of Rowan University Art Gallery

 


SYD CARPENTER, “Mother Pin Arise,” 2022 (clay, graphite, watercolor). | Photo by Constance Mensh, Courtesy Rowan University Art Gallery

 


SYD CARPENTER, “Indiana Hutson,” 2021 (stoneware, 11 x 24 x 23 inches). | Photo by Constance Mensh, Courtesy Rowan University Art Gallery

 


Installation view of SYD CARPENTER, “Mother Pin Transitions,” 2022 (clay, graphite, watercolor, rototiller blades). | Photo by Constance Mensh, Courtesy Rowan University Art Gallery

 


Installation of SYD CARPENTER, “Earth Offerings: Honoring the Gardeners,” Rowan University Art Gallery, Rowan University, Glassboro, N.J. (Jan. 24-March 26, 2022). | Photo by Constance Mensh, Courtesy Rowan University Art Gallery

 


Installation of SYD CARPENTER, “Earth Offerings: Honoring the Gardeners,” Rowan University Art Gallery, Rowan University, Glassboro, N.J. (Jan. 24-March 26, 2022). | Photo by Constance Mensh, Courtesy Rowan University Art Gallery

 


SYD CARPENTER, “Mary Howard,” 2022 (stoneware). | Courtesy Rowan University Art Gallery, Photo by Constance Mensh

 

TOP IMAGE: Installation view of SYD CARPENTER, “Farm Bowl with Orchard,” 2022, “Earth Offerings: Honoring the Gardeners,” Rowan University Art Gallery, Rowan University, Glassboro, N.J. (Jan. 24-March 26, 2022). | Courtesy Rowan University Art Gallery, Photo by Constance Mensh

 

FIND MORE about Syd Carpenter on her website

 

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