SiteWork's second exhibition of projects investigating the relationship between contemporary art and independent music occurred in September of 2014. SiteWork/Hopscotch again was comprised of project-based work initiated by two distinctly amazing artists: Ron Liberti and David Colagiovanni. Liberti's is a musician himself, and his twenty-plus years of vital screen print work manifests a huge part of the visual language of the independent music subculture in this part of North Carolina. Colagiovanni is a fascinating artist/composer dedicated to exploring and reconfiguring video, sound and space.
As an artist-led organization, SiteWork was able to work closely and collaboratively with both artists to support them as they took on projects with substantial practical and logistical complexity. This is where we see our real strength as a young organization: in our ability to connect with artists and establish mutual trust through shared experience.
Liberti's Paper Mix Tape activated the street-facing museum windows at CAM Raleigh with bold, layered and dramatically-scaled graphic imagery that referenced his work as a silkscreen poster artist.
Colagiovanni, meanwhile, transformed Lump Gallery/Projects into an interactive music box loaded with mechanical instruments. For three days during the Hopscotch Music Festival, SiteWork and Colagiovanni hosted performers from the Hopscotch lineup at the gallery for improv sessions and performances, which were free and open to the public.
Kellie Bornhoft wrote about The Shredder Sessions for Burnaway.
Chris Vitiello wrote about SiteWork for IndyWeek.
SiteWork is an emerging artist-led cooperative providing exhibition opportunities and facilitating new projects in Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill, NC. SiteWork connects disparate ideas and constituencies, forging new physical and conceptual sites for contemporary art in a rapidly changing Southern cultural landscape.