400 Winslow Way East, #120
Bainbridge Island
Washington 98110
206 780-9500
Hours: Tues-Sat 11-6, Sun Noon-5, Closed on Mondays

    TEXTILE & FIBER ART  |  WOOD-FIRED CERAMICS  |  WOOD FURNITURE & SCULPTURE  |  JEWELRY  |  ARTISTS  |  SHOP  |  HOME   

Carletta Carrington Wilson

Seattle artist Carletta Carrington Wilson fuses literary and visual works around a central iconic theme. Textiles, text, found objects, beads and paper enhance, highlight, infer and interrogate an image and the ideas it presents and portrays.

A native of Philadelphia, Wilson’s work can be found in the Book Art Collections of the University of Washington, University of Puget Sound, the Central District Forum for Arts and Ideas, and the Judith A. Hoffberg Collection of Artists’ Books at UCLA. She has exhibited at ArtXchange Gallery, Gallery 110, the Northwest African American Museum, Coalition Art Gallery, Gallery Rene, Columbia City Art Gallery, Onyx Fine Arts Exhibition, University of Puget Sound, Seward Park Audubon Center, Festival Sundiata, Richland Washington Public Library, and North Seattle Community College Art Gallery.

Her literary works, including poetry, fiction and essays have been published in Calyx; Make It True: Poetry from Cascadia; Raven Chronicles; Pilgrimage; The Cimarron Review; Obsidian III; The Seattle Review; Beyond the Frontier: African American Poetry for the 21st Century; Seattle Poets and Photographers: A Millennium Reflection; Uncommon Water: Women Write about Fishing, and online in Torch and Rattapallax: Innovative Northwest Poets. In 2011 she was artist in residence at the James W. Washington Foundation. Carletta is also a librarian in the city of Seattle.

The Chain Letter of Debtors is an interactive installation. This piece is part of the series, Book of the Bound, which was first exhibited at the Northwest African American Museum in 2012-2013. The work invites the viewer to write a “letter” on a paper link to thank enslaved people for their contribution in the building of this nation, the Americas and throughout the world. Each letter forms a link in a chain, a ghost chain, emblematic of the hold, unseen, yet fastening us to the everlasting past that lives in this very present day and time.

Carletta’s mixed-media collages have been described as “decorative with a message.” Textiles, found objects, beads and paper revolve around a central iconic image. These elements serve the purpose of enhancing, highlighting, inferring and interrogating the image and the ideas it presents and portrays.

Language is a visual medium, one by which form, shape and color inform an eye and shape a mind. Through the lens of history, I visit and revisit the role language has played in the creation of a past and the scripting of the future.



Product Image Item Name- Price
CARLETTA CARRINGTON WILSON: Chain Letter of Debtors

CARLETTA CARRINGTON WILSON: Chain Letter of Debtors

This fascinating, timely work of art is an interactive installation, part of the series Book of the Bound, which was first exhibited at the Northwest African American Museum in 2012-2013. The work invites the viewer to write a "letter" on a paper link to thank enslaved people for their undeniably important contributions to the building of this...

Call for Freight Charges

... more info
...contact us for ordering information
Max: 1
CARLETTA CARRINGTON WILSON: The Old Chain

CARLETTA CARRINGTON WILSON: The Old Chain

Mixed media collage, fabric, chains, found objects, paint. Dimensions: 8-1/2" x 11" x 8-3/4".
$675.00
Call for Freight Charges

... more info
...contact us for ordering information
Max: 1
CARLETTA CARRINGTON WILSON: Unchain My Heart

CARLETTA CARRINGTON WILSON: Unchain My Heart

Fabric, beads, costume jewelry, paper, found objects. Dimensions: 34" x 22" x 2-1/2".
$2,000.00
Call for Freight Charges

... more info
...contact us for ordering information
Max: 1

EXHIBITIONS  |   ABOUT US  |   PRESS  |   CONTACT US



All content Copyright © 2009 The Island Gallery and its artists.