Some of the art exhibits and events during the Third Friday Art Walk on August 17 in Durham.
sleep/no sleep, by Cade Carlson
Cameron Gallery, The Scrap Exchange, Durham
Third Friday reception: 6 to 9 p.m., on view through Sept. 16
Cade Carlson is an experimental spray-paint and collage artist, focusing in narrative construction by way of dream logic. This collection of 50-plus new pieces comprises a visual diary drawing from the preceding two years. The aim of the collection was to provide therapeutic value while remaining visually open-ended enough for the viewer to construct their own unique narratives.
Truth to Power 6: Communicating Messages of Social Justice Through Visual Art
Pleiades Arts, 109 E. Chapel Hill St.
Third Friday reception: 6 to 9 p.m., on view through Sept 9
Artist Talk: Aug. 17, 6 to 9 p.m.
“Truth to Power” is an annual juried show focusing on matters of social justice. This year, we are pleased to announce that Sarah Schroth, director of Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, is the juror for this exhibit. The title, derived from a 1955 Quaker pamphlet, “Speak Truth to Power,” illustrates a commitment to voicing our diverse truths to the systems and individuals shaping the society in which we live. The exhibit is intentionally broad in scope so that each artist may address issues of personal, local, national and/or international importance. The exhibit features North Carolina artists working in 2D and 3D media. This exhibit runs Aug. 9-Sept. 9. Join us for our Third Friday Reception and Artists Talk Aug. 17, 6 to 9 p.m. It is free and open to the public. Pleiades Arts, Inc. is an artist-driven, community-oriented nonprofit organization in Durham, NC. Our mission is threefold: Community Engagement and Access to Art, Arts Education and Innovation, and Social Justice Initiatives.
rocks that won’t sink, by Gabrielle Duggan
The Carrack Modern Art, 947 E. Main St., Durham
Third Friday reception: 6 to 9 p.m., on view through Aug. 19
“rocks that won’t sink” shares works by Duggan that reflect social tensions through physical, material relationships. Tensions built up through fiber techniques reflect on and imply the real personal, biological and professional impact of the power structures behind rape culture. The public is invited to contribute to a durational installation that will corrode throughout the exhibition, seeking balance.
Existential Distress, drawings by Jessica Burke
Durham Arts Council, Allenton Gallery, 120 Morris St., Durham
Third Friday reception: 6 p.m., on view through Sept. 16