CAM Raleigh, USA

CAM Raleigh Presents
Alistair McClymont—Everything we are capable of seeing
Museum premiere
United States debut
On view February 1, 2013 – April 28, 2013

Raleigh, November 2012—CAM Raleigh will be presenting a major exhibition of artworks by British artist Alistair McClymont.

McClymont’s practice incorporates a range of materials and practices that include sculpture, photography and video. His most recent works reproduce natural phenomena as a means of exploring scientific and philosophical ideas. The means of production and installation of the work often reveals the science behind it. At the same time, it acknowledges that there is something inherently unknowable and uncontrollable about the way in which naturally or artificially induced phenomena behave that is capable of inducing awe and wonder.

Works planned for the exhibition include several large inflated steel forms that demonstrate the effect of changing air pressure upon a sealed form, and a tornado produced using a humidifier and fans strapped to a simple scaffolding structure. The title of the exhibition is borrowed from the eponymous artwork Everything we are capable of seeing, McClymont’s nighttime rainbow. The colors produced by this installation represent every hue that a human being is capable of seeing. McClymont made this work in riposte to the poem Lamia by Keats, to demonstrate that knowledge of optics and of the relationships between visible light and color does not “unweave a rainbow” or undermine the sense of wonder and awe it can affect. Other works pick up on this epistemological theme and seek to demonstrate a connection with knowledge, process and beauty...

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February 1, 2013 - May 27, 2013

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CAM Raleigh exhibition poster
CAM Raleigh exhibition poster
Raindrop (foreground), Oak Tree (centre), untitled with steel forms (background), Eclipse (right wall)
Raindrop (foreground), Oak Tree (centre), untitled with steel forms (background), Eclipse (right wall)
Prime Bench
Prime Bench
Raindrop in the foreground with Prime Bench in the background.
Raindrop in the foreground with Prime Bench in the background.
Detail of Raindrop
Detail of Raindrop
untitled with steel forms, detail.
untitled with steel forms, detail.
untitled with steel forms, detail.
untitled with steel forms, detail.
untitled with steel forms, detail.
untitled with steel forms, detail.
Oak Tree in foreground, Eclipse in background
Oak Tree in foreground, Eclipse in background
15,450 Milligrams of the Evian Mountain
15,450 Milligrams of the Evian Mountain
15,450 Milligrams of the Evian Mountain
15,450 Milligrams of the Evian Mountain
Oak Tree in foreground, Eclipse in background, Raindrop on right hand side
Oak Tree in foreground, Eclipse in background, Raindrop on right hand side
15,450 Milligrams of the Evian Mountain (left hand side), Uncertain Principle, black powder coated stainless steel (right hand side)
15,450 Milligrams of the Evian Mountain (left hand side), Uncertain Principle, black powder coated stainless steel (right hand side)
Uncertain Principle, black powder coated stainless steel
Uncertain Principle, black powder coated stainless steel
Uncertain Principle, black powder coated stainless steel
Uncertain Principle, black powder coated stainless steel
Oak tree on left hand side, untitled with steel forms on right hand side
Oak tree on left hand side, untitled with steel forms on right hand side
untitled with steel forms
untitled with steel forms
Unix Time
Unix Time
Unix Time on left hand side behind wall, untitled with steel form on right hand side
Unix Time on left hand side behind wall, untitled with steel form on right hand side
Oak Tree, Tornado drawings on wall in background
Oak Tree, Tornado drawings on wall in background
Introduction text at entrance to show
Introduction text at entrance to show
Everything we are capable of seeing, on the outside of CAM Raleigh building
Everything we are capable of seeing, on the outside of CAM Raleigh building
Everything we are capable of seeing, on the outside of CAM Raleigh building
Everything we are capable of seeing, on the outside of CAM Raleigh building
The Limitations of Logic and the Absence of Absolute Certainty, basement of CAM Raleigh
The Limitations of Logic and the Absence of Absolute Certainty, basement of CAM Raleigh
15,450 Milligrams of the Evian Mountain (foreground on right), Uncertain principle, powder coated stainless steel (background on left)
15,450 Milligrams of the Evian Mountain (foreground on right), Uncertain principle, powder coated stainless steel (background on left)
Eclipse
Eclipse
Tornado drawings (left), Oak Tree (centre), untitled with steel forms (right)
Tornado drawings (left), Oak Tree (centre), untitled with steel forms (right)
A Raindrop
A Raindrop