The Projective Eye Gallery at UNC Charlotte Center City opened in September 2011. Curated by Director of Galleries Crista Cammaroto, the gallery presents major exhibitions and installations by national and international artists and distinguishes itself by presenting inter-disciplinary "happenings" in conjunction with exhibitions throughout the year. For an overview of past exhibitions, please see the Press Book.
November 22-January 3
Opening Reception: November 23, 6-8 pm
The Projective Eye Gallery at UNC Charlotte Center City presents Murmurs on the Other Side of Light, surreal paintings of the life of the shadow by Guyanese artist Stanley Greaves, from November 22, 2013 through January 3, 2014.
A celebrated Caribbean artist, Stanley Greaves is known for a lifetime of creating surrealistic narrative accounts of Guyana’s politically tumultuous period during the 1960s, 70s, and 80s. More recently, his psychosocially charged paintings have depicted shadow forms. In this series the shadow has its own life, forever elusive and symbolic of the “collective unconscious.” These dark figures move with celebration, triumph, and the playfulness of a child, presented from the wise and long-lived perspective of a Caribbean surrealist in his seventies.
Accompanying the shadow plays will be several of Greaves’s politically charged earlier paintings, paying homage to the breadth of his work and his vibrant career as a maker.
Greaves studied in the UK and the US and has exhibited in prestigious exhibitions in Brazil, Columbia, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and London. His paintings are in private collections in Guyana, Venezuela, Barbados, Cuba, Jamaica, the US, and the UK.
The opening reception on Saturday, November 23, features a lecture by the artist and “shadow play” performances by local mime artist and UNC Charlotte alumnus Hardin Minor.
|Center City Building
320 E. 9TH St.
Charlotte, NC 28202
|Crista Cammaroto, Director of Galleries
704‑687‑0877 Main Campus on Mondays
|Monday - Sunday, 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM|