CAM Raleigh is pleased to present an exceptional exhibition of contemporary works from Latin America. Curated by Patricia Garcia-Velez Hanna and Natalia Zuluaga of Miami, Florida, Limited Visibility features a selection of works from the collection of Randy Shull and Hedy Fischer of Asheville, North Carolina and Merida, Mexico. In addition to the works in the Shull Fischer collection, the curators selected works by other leading artists from Latin America. Limited Visibility features sculpture, photography, mixed media, painting, video and installation.
Allora and Calzadilla, b: Philadelphia; b: Havana, Cuba (respectively); Both live: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Carla Arocha and Stéphane Schraenen, b: Venezuela; b: Antwerp, Belgium, respectively; both live: Antwerp, Belgium
Laura Belém, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Jorge Méndez Blake, Guadalajara, Mexico
Leyla Cárdenas, Bogota, Colombia
Abraham Cruzvillegas, Mexico City, Mexico
Jose Dávila, Guadalajara, Mexico
Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, b: Mexico City, Mexico; lives: Montreal, Canada
Moris, Mexico City, Mexico
Oscar Muñoz, Popayán, Colombia
Daniela Ortiz, b: Cuzco, Peru; live: Barcelona, Spain
Pablo Rasgado, Mexico City, Mexico
Santiago Sierra, Madrid, Spain
Melanie Smith, b: Poole, England; lives: Mexico City, Mexico
Agustina Woodgate, b: Buenos Aires, Argentina; lives: Miami, Florida
Exhibition dates: October 3, 2014-January 4, 2015
Voluntary omission, erasure, withholding, and concealment: these are the methods the artists in Limited Visibility employ in order to draw attention to that which is missing. The representations of absence such as the missing object of labor in Allora & Calzadilla’s sandpaper composition or the cutouts in Jose Dávila’s photographs play a key role in this exhibition as they determine, border and define the void they surround. What we see in these images, paintings, and installations is what is not there: each work absents presence and presents something absent. Seer, seen, and unseen come together here to evoke the haunted sensation of searching and looking. Though the aims of each of the works in this exhibition are different—from a demand for political representation to the materialization of an otherwise ephemeral moment—the artists in Limited Visibility draw our attention to the omitted, giving it a kind of determination or persistence that is hard to ignore. In each case, the viewer is required a certain amount of belief to fill in that which is not visibly available—these are not riddles, but questions with actual answers in the form of artworks.
Patricia Garcia-Velez Hanna and Natalia Zuluaga
Thank you to our partners:
Alliance Architecture, Arts Access, Capitol Broadcasting Company, Citrix, The Consul General of Mexico in Raleigh, Design Story Works, First Tennessee, Glover Corp., Hodge & Kittrell Sotheby’s International Realty, Jerry’s Artarama, Lenovo, Pix4Biz, Ross Lampe, RTP, Standard Foods, Surevest Insurance, Themeworks, United Arts Council, The Wine Feed.
CAM Raleigh is funded in part by the City of Raleigh based on recommendations of the Raleigh Arts Commission.