For Storm King’s annual Outlooks exhibition series, Canadian artist Elaine Cameron-Weir will present a new site-specific installation at Storm King. When experiencing Nancy Holt’s Sun Tunnels (1973-76) in the Utah desert, the artist noticed motorcycle tracks throughout the cement cylinders that sparked an association between stunt riding and repurposing of landscape.
This exhibition will include a large-scale sculptural form inspired by a “Globe of Death,” a large spherical structure used in motorcycle circus stunt performances in which riders dangerously orbit one another. Reminiscent of objects used to study outer space, such as radio satellite dishes, the installation will draw on Cameron-Weir’s interest in reinterpreting the Globe of Death in dialogue with natural forms, and celestial or otherworldly concepts.
Outlooks is an exhibition series that invites one emerging or mid-career contemporary artist to engage with Storm King’s landscape and history and create a new, site-specific work to be installed on-site for a single season. Prior Outlooks exhibitions at Storm King have featured the work of Heather Hart (2017), Josephine Halvorson (2016), Luke Stettner (2015), Virginia Overton (2014), and David Brooks (2013).
(Photo: Installation view, Elaine Cameron-Weir, wave form walks the earth, September 17 – November 22, 2017 at Hannah Hoffman, Los Angeles. Image courtesy of the artist and Hannah Hoffman, Los Angeles. Photography by Veli-Matti Hoikka.)