Nathan Carter


These “Radio Transmission Contraptions” channel a dazzlingly retro vibe through spidery steel armatures reminiscent of Calder’s mobiles and brightly colored biomorphic forms that recall Picasso’s beach frolickers. A checkerboard zeppelin sprouting flowery appendages juts from one wall; elsewhere, a huge glass-and-steel bird hangs from the ceiling. Although such concoctions could be redolent of some bland “We are all one” U.N. sculpture circa 1963, Carter’s work instead provides the pleasure of snagging a bewitching shortwave signal from the midnight ether.

Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m. Starts: Sept. 24. Continues through Oct. 4, 2008