Congratulations to artist Melanie Schiff, whose solo exhibition just opened at the Contemporary Art Museum Raleigh. The stars are not wanted now, on view through September 1, is the largest and most comprehensive presentation of Melanie’s photographs to date. (While visiting CAM Raleigh, be sure to see FRAME / ABLATE, a video work in progress by Jeff Whetstone, whose work is also part of the Nasher Museum’s permanent collection.)
The photograph above, Reflecting Pool by Melanie Schiff, is on view at CAM Raleigh as part of her solo show. This work was also included in the “extended playlist” compiled by Trevor Schoonmaker, Patsy R. and Raymond D. Nasher Curator of Contemporary Art at the Nasher Museum, for the catalogue he edited, and which accompanied the exhibition he organized, The Record: Contemporary Art and Vinyl (2010). The list of 78 works, he wrote, were not included in the exhibition but are especially worthy of further exploration.
The exhibition at CAM Raleigh features work that Melanie made between 2006 and 2012.
“There’s a lot of different themes in the work,” Melanie said, on a recent visit to the Nasher Museum. “I’m interested in seeing the kinds of connections people make in the work. Light is a theme that runs through.”
IMAGE: Melanie Schiff, Reflecting Pool, 2007. Digital C print, 50 x 60 inches. Courtesy of the artist.