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.
October 10-December 23
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 18, 6-8 pm
ICARUS: An exploration of the human urge to fly is an imaginative and kaleidoscopic vision of physical flight and the deeper psychological implications of ascension and descent.
What is it about the human psyche that seeks to defy our earthbound form with jet packs or wings – fanciful and fragile, metaphorical and real? As Jung might say, flight is part of our collective archetypic inheritance. Combining existing work by internationally known artists with new commissioned pieces by outstanding regional artists, ICARUS explores this inheritance from contemporary perspectives, while referencing greatness from our past. The exhibition includes multiple disciplines: photography, poetry, film, sculpture, prints, performance art, and costume design. Artists include Ryan Buyssens, Christopher Davis, Jennifer Fadel, Damien Hirst, Kahn & Selesnick, Marcus Kiser, Ashley Lathe, Dorne Pentes, Paul Villinski, Jennifer Marie Wallace, Rosalia Torres-Weiner, and Aggie Zed. LEARN MORE.
Works for this exhibition were sponsored in part by a grant from the North Carolina Arts Council.
The gallery offers free tours for groups of six or more. Please contact Donna Sofsky to schedule a tour for your group. Tours last approximately one hour. Please indicate if you are interested in our current exhibition or the Lona-Frey Collection, a collection of limited edition prints and sculpture from 1930-2000.
Pictured here: students from First Ward Elementary School learn about the Henrique Oliveira installation and the improvisatory dance Tres para Tres.
The gallery is located at 320 E. 9th Street and is open seven days a week, 9 am to 9 pm. For information about exhibitions and programs, please contact
Crista Cammaroto, Director of Galleries
The mission of the College of Arts + Architecture gallery system is to create lively forums in which the curious encounter the work of global, regional, and local artists through diverse media and dynamic exchanges that are nourished by the intellectual and creative life of the university. Our programming will echo crossovers of the visual arts, architecture, music, theatre, and dance inherent to the College of Arts + Architecture at UNC Charlotte. We seek to provide a haven for experimentation, to invigorate the environments we occupy, and to amplify the means to engage art and design in our community.