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Impact Sight: Cameron Gainer

April 25 – May 24, 2008
USFCAM West Gallery
May 4 – May 24, 2008
USF Botanical Gardens and USF Riverfront Park

Reception - Sunday, May 4, 4–6pm
USF Botanical Gardens

Cameron Gainer is a New York-based artist whose work explores the presence and power of photography in contemporary culture, particularly how a photograph can catalyze belief and disbelief. The exhibition brings together three large-scale sculptural works including a new commission on view at CAM, and installations at the USF Botanical Gardens and USF Riverfront Park. The two outdoor works are based on 20th century alleged hoaxes that Gainer sites and models from photographic sources; often the only form of evidence that sightings actually occurred.

The exhibition is curated by David Norr, Curator of Exhibitions and Special Projects and is accompanied by a forthcoming publication with essays by critic Gregg Perkins and the curator.

The USF Institute for Research in Art is recognized by the State of Florida as a major cultural institution and receives funding through the Florida Department of State, the Florida Arts Council and the Division of Cultural Affairs. The Contemporary Art Museum is accredited by the American Association of Museums. Cameron Gainer: Impact Sight is made possible by the Members and Corporate Partners of the USF Institute for Research in Art, the USF School of Art and Art History, and the USF Botanical Gardens.