Saturday, January 18, 2014

Bull City Summer (x3)

The NC Museum of Art has announced its schedule for the Bull City Summer photography exhibition. It opens February 23rd and runs through August 31st. Read the NCMA news release.

Collaboration is a significant aspect of this project, and Raleigh’s Contemporary Art Museum will feature additional photography and video. That premier is May 15th. 

Additionally, some of the work will be on display at American Tobacco in Durham May-July. 

Ten photographers participated in the season-long BCS project, chronicling our 2013 season. That’s why it takes three venues to accommodate the full exhibition. 

The NCMA included this photograph from the exhibition with its news release...

Alec Soth, Center Field #2. Durham Bulls Athletic Park, 2013, archival 
pigment print, 40 x 50 in. (Courtesy of the artist, © 2013 Alec Soth)

It’s a portrait of Wil Myers in the outfield. A sports photographer would probably focus on the slugger at the plate, but Alec Soth was fascinated with the outfield - the expanse of turf, the solitary role of the outfielder.

Wil has received a ton of attention as the Rays’ top prospect and 2013 American League Rookie of the Year. Now he’s a still life in an art exhibition!