More than a graveyard, Carner’s work is a foreign country. Though not unintelligible, what is readily visible appears familiar, but immediately alien, and survival necessitates the development of a new language. A collector of information, by pitting disfigured glyphic symbols against dislocated textual symbols, each of his individual works presents enigmas that, like ghosts, forestall comprehension, but will not be ignored. Information is disintegrated, conflated and re-circulated through his work, ascetically cut with critical imagination and playful satire. By ciphering two or more stolen elements—a word or phrase, a shape or image—into a new image of images to be deciphered, he renders us temporarily illiterate, until we relearn how to read (invent).
–From "None of the Above" Catalog essay by Chris Fitzpatrick
Deric Carner is a ceaseless nomad and an obsessive pirate of all signs and symbols. Carner has exhibited at Artists Space (2009), Ping Pong Gallery (2010, 2008), Geisai Miami (2008), Witte de With Rotterdam (2006), CAC Vilnius (2005), and Kunstverein Malkasten Duesseldorf (2005). His work has been featured in publications by Revolver Books (Frankfurt, 2005-2006); ZYZZYVA (SF, Fall 2008); SUM Magazine (Copenhagen, Spring 2008); and is included in the KIOSK archive at the Kunstbibliothek Berlin (2009). Carner recieved a MacDowell Fellowship in 2009.
more info: www.dcarner.com