Dane Carder was born (1972), raised, and still lives in Nashville, TN. Dane is a self taught artist, who for over a decade has utilized Civil War images as a means to investigate both personal and universal issues. He has exhibited in various art spaces, galleries, and museums, while consistently exploring and revealing underlying layers of meaning within the photographic source material. When the “Civil War” paintings began in 2006, he imagined there was thirty years or so worth of work available to “complete” the series; Dane is dedicated and stubborn. He is also very active in the promotion of other artists’ work, where he is currently curating exhibits in his studio.