Projective Eye Gallery

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. To receive information about upcoming events and exhibitions, please click here.

Next Exhibition

Bob Trotman: Business as Usual

September 8-December 14
Opening Reception: September 8, 6:00-8:00 pm

Bob Trotman was born in 1947 in Winston-Salem, NC, and for 42 years has maintained a studio in the foothills of Western North Carolina. Working mostly in wood, but also using motion, light, and sound, Trotman satirically suggests a confluence of power, privilege, and pretense that secretly, or not so secretly, shapes our world. 

sculpture by Bob TrotmanHis work has been widely exhibited in solo and group exhibitions including at The Halsey Institute, Charleston, SC; North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC; Visual Arts Center of Richmond, VA; The Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC; Morris Museum of Art, Augusta, GA; and the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR.

The UNC Charlotte College of Arts + Architecture and Davidson College are proud to present the spirited and very timely works of Bob Trotman in Business As Usual at the Projective Eye Gallery, September 8-December 14 (curated by Crista Cammaroto), and at the Van Every/Smith Galleries, October 19-December 8 (curated by Lia Newman). Each venue will display different works; between both exhibitions, more than 30 sculptures, 50 maquettes, and 18 drawings will be displayed. Trotman will speak about both exhibitions in an artist lecture at 7 pm on November 2 at UNC Charlotte Center City. Learn more.

You may purchase the Business as Usual monograph here. Your purchase will be available at the gallery for pick-up.

This exhibition is presented in celebration of the North Carolina Arts Council's 50th Anniversary


Schedule a free tour!

picture of students in galleryThe gallery offers free tours for groups of six or more.  Please contact Nicia Carla by email or at 704-687-0521 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.


Hours and Contact:

The gallery is open seven days a week, from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm. For information about exhibitions and programs, please contact

Nicia Carla

About the CoA+A Gallery System

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.