Carson Whitmore, House Quilt, detail

Carson Whitmore, House Quilt, detail

Ex Residence

Carson Whitmore // February 18 - April 24, 2022

“As for many others throughout the pandemic, my relationship with my home has encompassed a significant part of my life. I’ve become intimately acquainted with the unique character of the old farmhouse where I reside—the patchwork of upkeep, the strange and unchanged decisions of past residents, and the mutable boundaries between the inside and outside world. 

I am interested in the folk etymology that conceives of the threshold as a literal place, an area just outside the home where material was processed (‘holding the threshings’). 

My current body of work emerges from this conceptual space, with quilting as an entry point. I construct pieces from found domestic objects and use the ‘threshings’ from one exploration as the foundation for another. I see these quilted pieces as inhabiting the border between sculpture and painting.  

Ex Residence are works ‘out of’ my home, which has doubled as my studio this past year. These pieces are material offerings of a time and place where I am both artist and resident.”

Carson Whitmore

Carson Whitmore, House Quilt, detail

I’ve become intimately acquainted with the unique character of the old farmhouse where I reside—the patchwork of upkeep, the strange and unchanged decisions of past residents, and the mutable boundaries between the inside and outside world. 

CARSON WHITMORE is a mixed-media artist in Durham, NC. Her work as a farmer, carpenter, and general odd-job-doer informs her creative practice. Carson was a 2020 Emerging Artist in Residence at Artspace. Her work has been shown at the Durham Art Guild Gallery at Golden Belt and Rubenstein Arts Center at Duke University. Since 2018, Carson has regularly transformed her home and garden into an exhibition and performance space. 

Carson Whitmore, Holed Up, Squirreled Away

Carson Whitmore, Holed Up, Squirreled Away

Carson Whitmore, Cross Section
Carson Whitmore, Doing and Undoing

l-r: Carson Whitmore, Cross Section; Carson Whitmore, Doing and Undoing