Big, Bent Ears

May 23, 2015 - Jan 3, 2016

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Start: May 23, 2015
End: January 3, 2016

Sarah Cain: The Imaginary Architecture of Love

Sarah Cain: The Imaginary Architecture of Love
October 2, 2015 - January 3, 2016


Video courtesy Design Story Works, Inc. © 2015

CAM Raleigh (Contemporary Art Museum) is pleased to present The Imaginary Architecture of Love by Sarah Cain. Cain has created a monumental painting directly on the walls and floor of the Main Gallery. As is typical of her practice, Cain has embedded objects found in situ such as cut crystal pendants, towels, and a string of wooden beads.

Cain is committed to translating lived experience into a language of color and form. Her investment in abstraction is based on her belief in its capacity to express ideas that are beyond language. Building upon a present tense call-and-response to the environment at hand, Cain attempts to expand the potential of painting by challenging its conventions. In advance of making a work on site, Cain gathers materials, inspiration, and visual cues from the outside world.  Through improvisation based on her gathered materials and impressions, she makes decisions about the palette, gestures, and composition on site. The Imaginary Architecture of Love flows from the museum's entrance lobby into the main gallery, moving through the former produce warehouse's corners and cracks while responding to structural details such as arched windows and poured-in-place columns.

Read more about Sarah Cain: The Imaginary Architecture of Love

Start: October 2, 2015
End: January 3, 2016

Weekly Guided Tour

Join CAM Raleigh on Sundays at 2:00 p.m. for a guided tour of current exhibitions.

Guided tours are included in museum admission. Admission is free for CAM Raleigh members, children 10 and under, 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.

Start: November 29, 2015 2:00 pm
End: November 29, 2015 3:00 pm

The Time Box docent event

The Time Box by Leon Capetanos
Reading and Signing
December 1st, 7-9 PM

Meet the author and join us for a reading and signing of
The Time Box by Leon Capetanos read by CAM Middle School Docents.

The author is a film director and screenwriter whose writing credits include Tempest, Moscow on The Hudson, Fletch Lives and Down and Out in Beverly Hills. He grew up in Raleigh and graduated from UNC Chapel Hill. This is his first novel.

“In 12-year-old Tommy Johnson, Capetanos has achieved something remarkable. In this age of irony, he’s given us a protagonist utterly lacking in cynicism. But as Tommy will learn in the course of a few short months, when you open yourself up fully to the world, you risk experiencing the pain that world can, when you least expect it, deal out in return. You may wince at times, sensing what awaits him. But you will also be reminded what it is to be truly alive.”
Steve Kloves, director of The Fabulous Baker Boys and Flesh And Bone; screenwriter of Wonder Boys, Harry Potter And The Sorcerer’s Stone, Harry Potter And The Chamber of Secrets, and Harry Potter And The Prisoner of Azkaban and four other screenplays in the Harry Potter series.

Free to the public
Seating is limited. Hardcover books are $25.

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Book sales support CAM Raleigh exhibitions and programs.

Learn more about The Time Box

Start: December 1, 2015 7:00 pm
End: December 1, 2015 9:00 pm

Big, Bent Ears Celebration – Members and Press Opening

Big, Bent Ears - Joseph Mitchell's fire alarm

Photo courtesy Ivan Weiss

Big, Bent Ears explores the art and craft of listening and seeing. By blending photography, film and video with music and other sounds, visitors are compelled to think about the interplay between the two senses and to consider the various practices and parallels involved in creating visual art and music.

Celebrate the exhibition with music and Rockfish Stew on December 2nd from 6-8 PM.

Start: December 2, 2015 6:00 pm
End: December 2, 2015 8:00 pm