The sentence "We built it" means something different since umpteen Republican National Convention speakers hammered on it as a refrain.Likewise, "Forward" lands more heavily now that President Obama's hanging his campaign off those two syllables.Younger contemporaries fill the gallery area framed by this floating wall, and their work is decidedly different.Six of Auerbach's knitted sweater-skirt combinations float in a triangular formation, suspended on invisible thread.Schindler even speaks of her works each as a self-portrait of sorts.
CAM Raleigh has no permanent collection but offers exhibitions of works by artists with regional, national, and international recognition.
Another vinyl wall piece by Schindler, as well as four bright text paintings by Frankfort, wait around the gallery's corner.
Where Holzer and Kruger flay open patriarchal power statements, the younger artists (with the exception of Auerbach's acerbic clothing) are on the whole more subtle, ambiguous and personal.
The 10 large muslin sheets of Prieto's "Elegy" hang neatly from hooks spaced out along the length of a wall.
Two sculptural works by Schindler display capitalized phrases.
"Things are getting better, but they're not all the way to where they should be yet." Schindler sifts public discourse for resonant lines. It's a way to be personal within those giant events." Girl Talk gives the opportunity to revisit another show in Raleigh focusing on text in art.