Bull City Summer

Alec Soth Center Field #3

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


Start: May 22, 2014
End: August 31, 2014

Gabriel Dawe, Plexus No. 25

Gabriel Dawe, Plexus No. 25

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
Gabriel Dawe creating Plexus 25. Image courtesy Aaron Zalonis.
Plexus no. 14 - Gabriel Dawe
Plexus No. 14, Gabriel Dawe. Image courtesy the artist.

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Start: June 5, 2014
End: August 31, 2014

Weekly Guided Tour

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.

Start: July 27, 2014 2:00 pm
End: July 27, 2014 3:00 pm

Weekly Guided Tour

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.

Start: August 3, 2014 2:00 pm
End: August 3, 2014 3:00 pm

Urban Drawing Group

For July and August, the Urban Drawing Group is meeting at the AIANC Center for Architecture and Design (CfAD) located at 14 E Peace Street in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Pausing at inspiring vistas, ignored buildings, curious landscapes, or forgotten details, the goal of the Urban Drawing group is to take time to study our surroundings and exercise our dormant drawing skills. All media that can pack into a pocket, backpack, or purse are encouraged and participants please bring your own supplies.

Participants must be 18+.

Start: August 9, 2014 2:00 pm
End: August 9, 2014 4:00 pm