LG Carpenter

Untitled (Woman Pushing Cart next to Graffiti Wall) by LG Carpenter

LG Carpenter’s “Untitled (Woman Pushing Cart next to Graffiti Wall),” silver gelatin print, 8×12.5, 1997

About LG Carpenter

LG Carpenter studied photography at the School of Visual Arts in the mid-1990s, then decided to settle in New York City, where he has resided ever since. Throughout his career, he has worked across multiple formats, shooting everything from 8×10, unusual sizes such as 5×7 and banquet, 4×5, 6/7, and 35mm.

With a visual output that spans genres such as portraiture, still life, landscapes, and urban street scenes, some enhanced with traditional silver gelatin darkroom techniques, such as negative sandwiching, Carpenter’s distinctive sensibility encompasses the grit of documentary journalism. Without artifice or irony, he embraces surrealistic attributes that convey the beauty and strangeness of our lives in relationship to others and, ultimately, to the self. 

The imbued mystery, and the prolific urgency of works made within a fairly compact span of time are reminiscent of Peter Hujar, Alvin Baltrop, and other photographers whose work is being revisited in the present moment throughout the international art community. 

Below you’ll find several examples of LG Carpenter’s artworks we offer from our collection. To peruse more artworks for sale by LG Carpenter, please visit our official Artsy page.

Gallery Aferro as curatorial liaison for LG Carpenter

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Click to find out more about LG Carpenter’s work in the Gallery Aferro Art Shop.

Gallery Aferro is proud to work with LG Carpenter to help facilitate all research, purchases and exhibition services for his substantial body of work.

For art collectors, curators, scholars, educators, students and enthusiasts, you can now inquire with the gallery staff about Carpenter artworks, as well as access catalogued images and information about his extensive collection of photographs and slides.

To learn more about this curatorial relationship and how to review and purchase works by LG Carpenter, please contact Gallery Manager Candace Nicholson at cnicholson@aferro.org or Registrar Juno Zago at jzago@aferro.org.