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We are excited to announce a new collaboration between Red Hat and CAM Raleigh, Raleigh's museum for contemporary art and design (http://camraleigh.org). Starting April 2013, the CAM Raleigh Open Gallery @ Red Hat Tower will be featured at Red Hat’s headquarters in downtown Raleigh. The gallery will feature a rotating series of exhibits that will help bring Red Hat’s brand to life for associates, visitors and the local community. All installations will be chosen for their relevance to Red Hat's mission through themes and messages of technology, openness, innovation, collaboration, community, transparency and other hallmarks of both Red Hat and our open source heritage.
The first installation features three works by contemporary American artist Andy Hall. Hall identifies himself as an artist and designer who moves playfully between focused production and improvised experiments. He uses a broad range of craft and digital approaches as a means to generate new knowledge, explore form and ask material questions. He aims to make minimalist designs with an unpretentious sense of humor. He has developed objects and exhibition designs for sites including the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Memphis Art Museum, the Chicago Cultural Center and CAM Raleigh. Hall is an assistant professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
- Waterfall pays homage to the life and work of Josef and Anni Albers. Their work touches the way we make, think and teach. In this homage, the waterfall represents something that defies capture but, through engineering, can be tapped for energy. This piece is made of Color-Aid paper, a material made famous by Josef Albers’s Interaction of Color exercises. The form and pattern are influenced by Anni Albers’s theories on design methods of the textile industry.
- Potential Energy Survey is an installation of nine paper pieces. Each unit in the collection is an experimental study model for industry production. The folded square core inspires an elusive playfulness.
- Sans Sconces pushes light through bent and perforated planes. Similar to Potential Energy Survey, the Sans Sconces are born of the folded square. With endless iterations possible, these objects are fixed in space amid the contemporary moment.
Red Hat is excited to be a part of the downtown Raleigh community and proud to support our neighbor, CAM Raleigh.