CAM Raleigh is giving away a Special Edition of Sunburn by Chris McCaw With Unique Paper Negative folio. This superb limited edition #5 folio includes a signed copy of the book and an original paper negative print (#17/21). Valued at $2,100.
To be entered in the drawing, fill out a visitor survey card during your next visit to our exhibition Currents—Photographs from the collection of Allen Thomas, Jr. between June 28–October 7, 2013. One lucky card will be drawn at random on the last day of the show.
Dimensions: 10 1/2 x 11 1/2 in.
96 pages, 43 plates
Candela Books is excited to present twenty-one special edition Sunburn books, each in a custom clamshell case with laser burned baltic birch covers, and each with a 4 x 5 inch unique paper negative by McCaw. All together these twenty-one images, each one burned through the paper, comprise a single unique work which captures a sunrise over San Francisco Bay on August 10th, 2012. Included with the signed copy of Sunburn and special edition paper negative is a handmade accordion-fold booklet which depicts all the images from the complete work.
This beautiful piece was specially created to celebrate the release of Sunburn, Chris McCaw’s first monograph and Candela Books’ third book release.
About the Book
Sunburn, a collection of groundbreaking images from American photographer Chris McCaw, is titled quite literally. By constructing his own cameras – one camera weighing in at 125 pounds and large enough that it needs to be mounted on a garden cart – and exposing directly onto large expired gelatin silver papers for extended exposures, from several hours up to 24 hours, McCaw manages to coax highly controlled and delicate depictions of primeval landscapes and seascapes while at the same time allowing the sun, throughout its trajectory, to graphically sear its path across the surface of his prints, often cutting completely through the prints when the sun is at its strongest points.
McCaw has taken this notion of simultaneous creation / destruction and harnessed the resulting tension, working with the unpredictable process so elegantly that he manages a polished and highly crafted style but one which remains dependent upon the brute and visceral contribution of chance and light and the spin of the earth. And because he works directly with paper negatives, which are solarized by the prolonged exposures, each resulting image is unique, less like a photograph and more a three-dimensional object rendered using the sun as a reductive tool.
About Chris McCaw
Chris McCaw’s photography is represented in many notable public and private collections including: George Eastman House International Museum of Photography, Rochester, New York; Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Houston, Texas; The New York Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York; Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California. McCaw has also received a New Works Grant from the Andy Warhol Foundation in 2008.
About Currents—Photographs from the collection of Allen Thomas, Jr.
On view June 28—October 7, 2013
Currents is curated by Nils Ericson and features nine emerging photographers: Michele Abeles, Matthew Baum, Matthew Brandt, Debbie Grossman, Carolyn Janssen, Maciek Jasik, Sarah Anne Johnson, Chris McCaw and Arne Svenson.
Many thanks to Allen Thomas, Jr., for making the exhibition possible and donating the limited edition Chris McCaw folio to CAM Raleigh for this giveaway.
Hello CAM Raleigh readers! My name is Sarah Fox, and I was a Program Intern at CAM Raleigh for the Spring 2013 semester. My background is in architectural design as I am a current 5th year architecture student at the NCSU College of Design. This internship gave me the opportunity to explore museum life as well as the opportunity to better understand the role of an educator in the arts.
During my time at CAM, I was lucky enough to participate in weekend workshops, First Fridays, and Family Sundays. Each of these activities involve introducing the community to various art and design projects. The weekend workshops are generally for middle and high school students but several are also open to adults. These workshops concentrate on a certain skill or idea such as urban drawing or photoshop work. First Fridays incorporate an activity that relates to the current exhibitions. This way, museum patrons can interact with the artwork in a capacity for making rather than just viewing. For Family Sundays, the museum opens the classroom for families to enjoy a making a simple project together.
One of my favorite weekend workshops was the Alistair McClymont tornado making artist workshop. High School and Middle School aged children gathered in teams to make a tornado. This was made with a cardboard box structure with side vents, dry ice, and a fan to suck the dry ice vapor through the top of the box. Everyone had a fantastic time and Alistair was on hand to teach this technique to the kids. Alistair had a much larger version of the tornado on exhibit in the museum, sans dry ice. This video shows one of the final, spinning products!
As in intern, I am tasked with planning one of the First Friday Creation Station projects. I chose to relate my project to Ryan Travis Christian's exhibition in the lower gallery. Ryan's work is inspired by 1930's cartoons and pop art. It is full of bold radial lines and personified characters. Drawing from these themes, I decided to present black and white decorated glasses as the activity for the Creation Station. The glasses frames were provided, and the museum patrons could make a pattern on the lenses that evoked the spirit of Ryan Travis Christian's work. This event was wildly fun as everyone wore their glasses around the museum to look at the art.
My first Family Sunday was in the month of February. As a result, it was Valentine's Day themed! We made "love bugs;" little creatures made from construction paper heart shapes. Children and parents alike had a great time gluing on googly eyes to their precious creatures.
This is only a small survey of the wonderful programs I took part in creating during my time at CAM Raleigh. I learned so much about planning crafts for people of all ages and techniques to connect the museum-goers with the art in a more three dimensional way. Working with the fantastic staff and patrons here at the museum has been one of my most rewarding and fun experiences. I hope to be involved with CAM for a long time to come.
My name is Travis Walsh. I'm a graduate of Apex High School and I have spent my spring semester as an Education Intern for CAM Raleigh. Over the past four months I have had the time of my life helping out around CAM. I have had the chance to help out with some amazing programs such as Arthouse 2013, the Teen Art Exhibition, and First Friday and work with artists like Ryan Travis Christian.
Before coming to CAM I had never been a part of First Friday. So I wasn't really sure what to expect. It was a very new and different experience. I ran the Creation Station at the March First Friday where we made broaches with volunteers from Oaks + Spokes. People of all ages came and enjoyed the creation station. They always had smiles on their faces and were raving about First Friday.
Towards the end of my internship I had a chance to work with CAM's Teen Council on the Teen Art Exhibition. I was tasked with collecting and cataloging art for the exhibition. The theme for the show was "Greater Than, Less Than" and it encouraged students to work on a very large scale or a very small scale. Pieces ranged from a robot the size of your finger to an eight foot wide painting of a cow. When the show opened people were able to cast ballots for their favorite pieces. The show drew tons of attention during the May First Friday.
I have to say my favorite time at CAM was when I helped out Cayce Lee with her all day printmaking workshop. I have never had the chance to work with printmaking before, so it was a learning process for me as well. The workshop taught students basic print making skills and how to use stencils to design t-shirts. I had the chance to do some printing myself and had tons of fun helping out Cayce with her workshop.
My time here at CAM has been an unforgettable experience. From painting walls to sorting papers, I feel like I have done it all. My internship has helped me realize that Raleigh has a booming art culture that isn't going to stop growing anytime soon. My time here at CAM has been amazing, and I look forward to helping out with future events.
Please visit our new CAM Raleigh Photography Store to view photos from Arthouse. Browse photos from the CAM/corder, the InfraRed Photo Booth, and from our photographer, Joseph Rafferty. Purchase prints and other items with photos from the party! Proceeds from your purchase go to CAM Raleigh operations and programs. Thank you for joining us at Arthouse 2013, and we hope to see you at the Museum again soon!
Greetings CAM Raleigh Supporters,
Here’s a little sneak peek at some of the wonderful things that will be featured in our silent auction this year at Arthouse, the only way to experience these and so many more unique and wonderful items is to purchase a ticket to our party, so buy yours today!!
Puppy Glossy by Magis
A cool, whimsical animal perfect for any house or loft Downtown. Puppy Glossy is a new member to Puppy family designed by Eero Aarnio. As its name states Puppy Glossy is finished with glossy paint. Ours is glossy red, we are part of NC State after all!
At first glance you would never think that this sculptural piece is a wonderful interior or exterior seating element. Designed by Leigh Suggs & Cassy Lindahl for LIGHT art + design and made from powder-coated steel this piece is approx. 18”x18” and makes a unique addition to any environment.
Nest Learning Thermostat
Summer’s here and what better way to stay cool!! Nest learns your schedule, programs itself and can be controlled from your phone. Teach it well and Nest can lower your heating and cooling bills up to 20%.
US Open VIP Tix!!
Early September in NYC means one thing, US Open Tennis Tournament!! Enjoy these exclusive tickets to the best tennis on the planet. You will enjoy the Men's Semifinals & Women's Doubles Finals; the Women's Finals & Men's Doubles Finals; and the Men's Finals!!!
Harry Allen Pig Banks
These very unique piggy banks were originally cast from a pig that died of natural causes. Cork stopper allows easy access to your cash and each bank can hold up to $10,000 in dollar bills for all you high rollers!! Even better 1 of the 7 banks will hold a collectible gold coin valued at $2,000!!! Believe me you’ll want all seven!!!
Artillery, by Sarah Pickering
A chance to win a beautiful photographic work by British photographer Sarah Pickering. From her "Explosion" series, "Artillery" documents the smoke puff of a fake bomb that was deployed for military training.