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Here’s a sneak peak on our upcoming First Friday !
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CAM is thrilled to partnered with Diversity in Law Scholarship
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CAM Raleigh would like to give a special shout out to Raleigh Bookkeeping for sponsoring CAM Raleigh’s upcoming First Friday ! 💛💛
CAM Raleigh Event:
Valerie Cooper, CEO of Picture That will be speaking 11.4.22 on Appraising and Collecting African American Art
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Stay tuned for more information…
The long-running mural “Laocoön and the Algorithm” by at will be painted over this week. In commemoration, the artist is releasing a 16” x 20” archival edition of the mural on Friday, 9/23 at 8AM.
The run will be Limited to 50 and presented on Hahnemühle acid-free, archival cotton Photo Rag Giclée paper.
⚡️Visit Taylor’s website or her IG for more info.⚡️
About the work:
In Virgil’s Aeneid, Laocoön was a priest of Poseidon who attempted to expose the ruse of the Trojan horse by striking it with a spear. Metaphorically, of course, the phrase “Trojan horse” has come to mean any trick or stratagem that causes a target to willingly and unknowingly invite a foe into a protected place.
Today, we live in a world where every move we make online is tracked. Using a barrage of loud and audacious images disguised as entertainment, we cavalierly accept the terms and conditions of our devices as they command more and more of our psychological and emotional freedom in exchange for the illusion of safety and purpose.
Y’all! It’s the last full weekend to catch our current exhibitions of
So while you’re out and about with all the festivities, swing by to check us out.
Open tomorrow & Sunday, 11AM-5PM.
Last full weekend to check out at !
(final view will be Friday, 9.16)
Kennedi Carter made headlines in 2020 when, at 21, she became the youngest photographer to shoot the cover of – with no less than as her subject. For the Durham, North Carolina native, who is originally from Dallas, Texas, the historic shoot was an ideal convergence of everything she loves. Inspired by photographers Gordon Parks, Deana Lawson, and Carrie Mae Weems as well as painters spanning Titus Kaphar, Frida Kahlo, and Artemisia Gentileschi, Carter aspires to create timeless works that echo the glory of the American South she calls home.
Carter is committed to showcasing the profound beauty and depth of Black life, exploring the aesthetic, political, and cultural nuances of the people with love and affection to reimagine notions of creativity and confidence.
The intricate level of detail in ‘s exhibition is jaw-dropping. From tiny, porcelain doll hands, to blown glass beads, semi-precious stones from Africa, bullet casings, and even segments of vintage beaded coin purses….all gathered by artist Lakea Shepard to form wearable sculptures in her exhibition “Malik: Sovereign of Faith”, on view now at .
Don’t sleep on her wall texts either! This artist’s poetry is like her sculptures: moving and passionate with a level of quiet intensity. 💥
This is the last, full weekend to see this exhibition! The final day will be Friday, September 16 (open til 5PM).
Drop by to see ‘s CANDYLAND and then pick up the latest issue of to read further about this incredible work of art.
The last weekend to see this work, and the other works in Heyward’s exhibition UNSEEN, is THIS WEEKEND! So come over! Say hey!
Final day of exhibitions is Friday, September 16.
CANDYLAND as featured in the SEPT/OCT issue of .
CANDYLAND is on view until September 16
REMINDER ⚡️ FIRST FRIDAY
Kick off your Labor Day Weekend by catching the last First Friday for our current exhibitions! Yep, these are the final weeks to catch & (Official closing Sept 16!)
6-8PM Paint some vintage vinyl covers from and get those creative juices flowing.
7-9PM Chill to the vibes of , who’s gonna be spinning downtempo, electronic, tropical and soul.
Grab a beer, kindly sponsored by to quench your thirst!
Grandma goes to Miami!
I PRAYED FOR YOU
Acrylic, vinyl, gold leaf, and glitter on canvas
This incredible artwork by has been acquired by the and will hold company with other great works by , , , , and
Now on view until September 16
ART + VINYL =
Calling all you art lovers, vinyl aficionados, and DIY enthusiasts:
This is the final First Friday for our current exhibitions with and !
• 6-8PM 🎨Repurpose old vinyl covers kindly donated by our pals at . Be irreverent or deliberate, but have fun with turning a vintage hand-me-down into your very own work of art!
• 7-9PM 🎶 tune into the actual thing with spinning vinyl and spreading the mellow vibes of Labor Day Wknd!
• All Night (well…6-9PM) 🍻 That’s correct, donated some delightful *xyCanoe Light Lager to quench that last day of summer thirst!
And don’t forget the pop-up shop in our street-side gallery! They’ll have wine & gifts, so go check them out! 🖼🧩🎁📚🍷
We were blown away yesterday by the debut of “Spill”, a stunning interpretive mural by and .coachman which was inspired by ’s original artwork.
Did you know that got its name from the coal-burning trains that would deposit smoke into the neighborhood? Thus creating a literal “smoky hollow”. The communities that lived there in its beginnings in the 1800s were primarily African Americans, who were the builders and railroad workers of our great city. Kids in the Smoky Hollow would often play in the train trestles and the Pigeon House Branch creek, which is now mostly buried.
This history, of African American residents and the water flowing in the creek, made ‘s work a perfect fit. Freelon has said that her work celebrates “the communal aspect…the ancestral heritage, the connection to quilt-making in my family and the African American tradition of making a way out of now way.” ( Sept ‘20)
Check it out this inspiring artwork on your way downtown! It’s located on the side of the Peace Raleigh Apartment parking deck at 417 W. Peace St. facing .
MEET THE MODERATOR |
Colony Little ( )is a freelance writer based in Raleigh. She is a recipient of the Creative Capital/Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant (2021) and is a member of the 2021-2022 cohort for the MHz Critics of Color residency. Her work has appeared in Art News, Artnet, Contemporary Art Review Los Angeles, The Art Newspaper, ARTS.BLACK, Hyperallergic, Walter Magazine, and W Magazine. Little currently serves on the Board of Directors for CAM Raleigh.
Meet Colony and other art professionals at our panel today, 𝘉𝘭𝘢𝘤𝘬 𝘙𝘦𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘈𝘳𝘵𝘴: 𝘉𝘶𝘪𝘭𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘔𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘶𝘮 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘓𝘢𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘊𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘨𝘦. This conversation will take place 2:30-4PM at CAM. Get your free tickets at the link in bio! 🎟
MEET THE PANELISTS | We are excited to hear from sculptors Lakea Shepard and Stephen L. Hayes on Sunday at Black Representation in the Arts! Until then, we would love to tell you a bit more about these incredible artists!
Lakea Shepard was awarded a residency at the New York Studio Residency Program in DUMBO, NY in 2012. In 2013, she graduated from The Crafts Department at The College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI, where she was the only African- American woman in the department. Shepard developed her passion for making textile/mixed media sculptures by watching her parents work as a mechanic and textile production worker. She is inspired by materials and how they can be manipulated to convey emotions. Her first solo museum exhibition Malik: Sovereign of Faith opened at CAM Raleigh in 2021, where it’s currently on view until September 16, 2022.
Stephen L. Hayes Jr. earned a Master of Fine Arts in sculpture at Savannah College of Art and Design in Atlanta. His thesis exhibition, "Cash Crop," has been traveling and exhibiting for nearly a decade. In his work, Hayes uses three symbols: a pawn, a corn, and a horse to explore America’s use (or misuse) of black bodies, black minds, and black labor. Artists, he believes, are as much translators as they are creators. He started teaching at the college level in 2011; currently, he is an associate professor of sculpture at Duke University. He is the 2020 winner of the 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art, at the Gibbs museum.
Be sure to RSVP to this free event! / Link in bio