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.
January 31-March 12
Process Party: Friday, Jan 17, 6-8 PM
Opening Reception: Friday, Jan 31, 6-8 PM
The folds, curves, and caverns of Brazilian artist Henrique Oliveira’s monumental installations confront the viewer with a voluptuous magnificence. Painstakingly constructed of strips of weathered plywood (often from tapumes, fences in his hometown of São Paolo) and other recycled materials, the site-specific works invade the space in an almost parasitic manner – protruding from walls and wrapping around architectural structures to suggest forms found in nature and the human body. Oliveira’s installations speak to the human experience on a physical and universal level.
Oliveira’s accomplishments include a fellowship at the Smithsonian Institute’s National Museum of African Art in DC in 2011 and the CNI SESI Marcantonio Vilaca for the Arts award in 2009. His installations and flatworks have been seen in exhibits continuously throughout Brazil, including the Sao Paulo Biennial, as well as in Paris, Frankfurt, and Linz, Austria and in the U.S. in Cleveland, Boulder, Houston, and Washington, D.C. He has works in the permanent collections of Queensland Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia; Museum of Modern (MAM) Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; and the Instituto Itau Cultural, Sau Paulo, Brazil.
The opening reception on January 31 featured a collaborative performance with music by Associate Professor John Allemeier and dance by Associate Professor E.E. Balcos and guest artist Alicia Grayson.
The Projective Eye Gallery is grateful for the partnership of the Latin American Coalition.
This exhibition was made possible, in part, with funding from the Arts & Science Council; the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources; and the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art.
|Center City Building
320 E. 9TH St.
Charlotte, NC 28202
|Crista Cammaroto, Director of Galleries
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