This Saturday, July 30 at 2PM, please join us at CAM Raleigh for a slow art tour of Bellows with Exhibitions Curator, Liz Hull, followed by an artist talk and conversation about the site specific sculptural installation currently on exhibit.
Artist Scott Hazard will take visitors on a tour of his main gallery sculpture, Bellows, inviting questions and conversation around this artwork.
Bellows references the form and function of the space between the lens and film from a 19th century camera.
Exploring notions of surveillance and our evolving relationship with the natural and constructed worlds, Bellows, is made of ash wood, large sheets of paper, and thousands of individual pages from over 40 books. Large holes are carved out of each sheet, defining a portal-like space that the viewer can peer into and through to the opposite side of the sculpture.
The books included in the work reflect a sampling of popular texts which have influenced some of our collective understandings of the land we inhabit in North America. Both enlightening and problematic, the writings offer a glimpse into ideas about our relationships with the land and nature from the past 200 years.
Please come to this artist talk with questions and curiosity.
We thank the South Arts organization who helped make this project possible through an Individual Artist Career Opportunity Grant.