Chicago-Based Artist Uses Nontraditional Mediums To Create Revolutionary Portraits

Roger J. Carter creates his work by using toys, records and chess pieces into images of famous Black figures.

Roger Carter
Artist Roger J Carter displays one of his portraits, created out of toy soldiers. AP Photo
Roger Carter
Artist Roger J Carter displays one of his portraits, created out of toy soldiers. AP Photo

Chicago-Based Artist Uses Nontraditional Mediums To Create Revolutionary Portraits

Roger J. Carter creates his work by using toys, records and chess pieces into images of famous Black figures.

Reset sits down with a local artist to learn about his use of non-traditional mediums to create portraits and pieces that reflect his experiences and identity.

GUEST: Roger J. Carter, Chicago-based artist