For Storm King’s annual Outlooks exhibition series, Canadian artist Elaine Cameron-Weir presents 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 includes 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 draws 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).
About Elaine Cameron-Weir
Elaine Cameron-Weir was born in 1985 in Red Deer, Alberta Canada. Currently she lives and works in New York. Recent exhibitions include solo shows at The New Museum, New York and Hannah Hoffman Gallery, Los Angeles. Cameron-Weir’s work has also been included in the Montréal Biennale, Montreal, Canada; the Fellbach Trienniale, Fellbach, Germany; and in group exhibitions at Centrum pro současné umění FUTURA, Prague; Lisson Gallery, London; Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Bergamo, Bergamo, Italy. Her work belongs to the permanent collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art and was the focus of a project there called Objects of Desire. Her writing has appeared in publications such as The Happy Hypocrite, Flash Art, and Novel.