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CAM Raleigh Opens ID.ENTITY Exhibition

On view at CAM Raleigh from November 18, 2011 through February 13, 2012, is the third installment of the Emerging Artists Series featuring a group exhibition by the following artists, faculty, and students affiliated with the North Carolina State University College of Design, Department of Art+Design, and the Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media Ph.D. program in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences: Kevin Brock, Lee Cherry, Patrick FitzGerald, McArthur Freeman, II, David Gruber, Jae Ji, James Locus, Daniel Lunk, James Martin, Dwayne Martin, Karoon McDowell, David Millsaps, Cecilia Mouat, Carol Fountain Nix, David M Rieder, and Marc Russo. An opening reception will be held on Friday, November 18 from 6:00–9:00 p.m. in conjunction with CAM Raleigh’s Third Friday events. The reception is open to the public and free with museum admission. ID:ENTITY is curated by Kate Shafer, Exhibitions Manager at CAM Raleigh.

ID:ENTITY is a group exhibition which explores the complex dichotomy between the public and private versions of “self.” Radical changes are emerging at the technical, cultural, and aesthetic intersections of contemporary life due to the speed and prevalence of digital media. ID:ENTITY investigates the vicissitudes which occur across the boundaries of self and world. “I am thrilled to support innovative thinking about art, technology, and design. Our new home for contemporary art and design, CAM Raleigh, aligns with both the College of Design’s curriculum and the ambitions of the many artists and designers that we showcase,” said North Carolina State’s College of Design Dean Marvin J. Malecha, FAIA.

Artists featured in ID:ENTITY use a wide range of cutting-edge software technologies (including the Microsoft Kinect™) to create dynamic, interactive imagery, inspiring environments, and to engage viewers with sensory experiences. Interactive, thematic videos will be projected on the walls of the gallery, creating internal and external views. Visitors will experience large-scale interactive installations, short experimental films and digital sculpture. The exhibition brings to the center the ways in which identity is augmented, multiplied, and mashed-up by digital technologies. Most of the projects require user interaction, and many are projected on large surfaces, some angled, others textured. Kate Shafer, Exhibitions Manager at CAM Raleigh, says, “The artists and designers in this exhibition are pioneers in new media arts. They repurpose familiar technologies to engage the visitor in unexpected ways. CAM Raleigh seeks to present the unexpected and to deliver on that mission- we are an ever changing experience like no museum.”

CAM Raleigh
409 West Martin Street
Raleigh, NC 27603

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