Alec Soth: Center Field #3, 2013
Opening Celebration Thursday, May 22 2014
Exhibition on view May 15 – August 31, 2014
Bull City Summer, inspired by the 25th anniversary of the movie Bull Durham, documents the 2013 season at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park, home of the most popular and legendary minor league baseball team in America. Ten nationally and internationally acclaimed artists—photographers Alec Soth, Hank Willis Thomas, Hiroshi Watanabe, Alex Harris, Frank Hunter, Kate Joyce, Elizabeth Matheson, Leah Sobsey, and Jeff Whetstone, and video artist Ivan Weiss—converged on the stadium for all 72 home games.
The exhibition presents a subtle yet powerful group study of the obsessive routines and crafts of baseball, mirrored by routines in the stands, in concessions, and behind the scenes, a story unfolding daily yet rarely documented, the repeating drama slightly different each time. Project director Sam Stephenson describes Bull City Summer as “a portrait of the art and craft and grit of baseball and the community that revolves around it.”
Bull City Summer is produced by Sam Stephenson (of Jazz Loft Project acclaim) and his Rock Fish Stew Institute of Literature and Materials, based in Durham; and Taj Forer and Michael Itkoff of Daylight Books, based in Hillsborough. Daylight is publishing the related book Bull City Summer. The central writer for the project is Adam Sobsey. More details are available at www.bullcitysummer.org.
- Linda Dougherty, Chief Curator & Curator of Contemporary Art at the NCMA
Gabriel Dawe, Plexus No. 25
Plexus No. 25, Gabriel Dawe. Image courtesy josephraffertyphotography.com.
Opening reception Thursday, June 5th 2014
Public opening Friday, June 6th 2014
Exhibition on view June 5 – August 31, 2014
Originally from Mexico City, Gabriel Dawe creates site-specific installations that explore the connection between fashion and architecture, and how they relate to the human need for shelter in all its shapes and forms. His work is centered in the exploration of textiles, aiming to examine the complicated construction of gender and identity in his native Mexico and attempting to subvert the notions of masculinity and machismo prevalent in the present day. His work has been exhibited in the US, Canada, Belgium, and the UK.
After living in Montreal, Canada for 7 years, he moved to Dallas, Texas, where he obtained his MFA at the University of Texas at Dallas. For the final two years of his degree, he was an artist in residence at CentralTrak, the Artist in Residency program at UTD. His work has been featured in numerous publications around the world, including Sculpture magazine, the cover of the 12th edition of Art Fundamentals published by McGraw-Hill, and in author Tristan Manco’s book Raw + Material = Art. He is represented by Conduit Gallery in Dallas, Zadok Gallery in Miami and by Lot 10 Gallery in Brussels.
Gabriel Dawe creating Plexus 25. Image courtesy Aaron Zalonis.
Plexus No. 14, Gabriel Dawe. Image courtesy the artist.
Visit CAM Raleigh on Sundays at 2:00 pm for a Weekly Guided Tour of the exhibitions currently on view.
The Weekly Guided Tour is included with museum admission.
General admission to CAM Raleigh is $5 for Adults, children over age 10, and seniors.
Admission is free for CAM Raleigh members. Interested in becoming a Member? Learn more about CAM Raleigh Membership HERE. Admission is also free for children under age 10, members of NARM and Mod/Co, active members of the US Military and their families, area college students, and NC State College of Design students, staff and faculty.
Ivan Weiss, Still from Leaving Traces, 2013
Film Screening and Artist Talk
Leaving Traces follows the artists of Bull City Summer - including renowned photographers Alec Soth, Hiroshi Watanabe, Hank Willis Thomas, Kate Joyce, Frank Hunter, Leah Sobsey, and Alex Harris, and writer Adam Sobsey - as they confront the challenges of finding something new in a baseball park.
Meet the filmmaker Ivan Weiss and the project director Sam Stephenson. Learn how the film project came together and how they created, made, and marketed a full-length documentary.
FREE for Members and Artists
$10 General Public
Snacks and drinks included
Tickets available at the door.
Photo courtesy Curtis Brown
August 28 at 7:30 PM.
Students and members: $15
General Admission: $25
Beer and wine available for donation.
Sign language interpreter will be present.
Get your tickets here
(Tickets also available at the door.)
Humans perceive signals from their environment through their five senses. The responses of the senses are integrated into a holistic perception of the world. Removal of one of these senses forces rearrangement of the others. The result is a new, altered perception of space and time. Throughout my life, I’ve lived in an altered state of mind. I was born deaf and have relied throughout my life on artificial means to provide some semblance of sound. The lack of natural hearing heightened my other senses resulting in a perception of the world that differs from that of a hearing person. I sense the world and all of its wonders through sight, touch, scent, and taste, but sound is often a distraction. This notion inspired the idea and direction of my own work and my artistic explorations. Through my work, I hope to explore my personal struggles as a deaf man and also, to transport others into an environment that provides them a new found sensory experience.
Bio courtesy of Justin LeBlanc
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We are pleased to co-sponsor this event with Arts Access, they are a North Carolina organization that works to make the arts accessible to children and adults with disabilities. For more information, go to www.artsaccessinc.org
ASL (American Sign Language Interpretation for visitors who are deaf or hard of hearing) and Audio Description (for visitors who are blind or low vision) will be provided during the Fashion Show.
For other accessibility questions please contact Gab Smith at 919.261.5917