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Rowe Main Galleries, Spring 2015

David Brodeur: Semantics, Semiotics & The Second Amendment
Thomas Schmidt: Data Mine

January 12-28
Opening Reception: Wednesday, January 14, 5-7 pm

The Rowe Galleries present exhibitions of work by two faculty members of the Department of Art & Art History. David Brodeur is Associate Professor of Graphic Design. His show, Semantics, Semiotics, & The Second Amendment takes a critical look at some of the issues surrounding the gun culture in the United States. Thomas Schmidt is Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary 3D Studio and a ceramist. From digitally modeled building-blocks and crumpled porcelain tile, to panels of aluminum fused with porcelain shards, Schmidt's Data Mine draws upon installation art and architecture to orchestrate and capture a variety of material moments for the viewer to experience and unfold. 

Annual Student Juried Exhibition

February 11-24
Awards Ceremony, Wednesday, February 18, 12:30 pm 

The Department of Art & Art History presents the 2015 Annual Student Juried Exhibition, February 11-24. The Department welcomes Guest Juror Lia Newman, Director and Curator of the Van Every/Smith Galleries at Davidson College.

Jon Swindler: Raise/Frame/Raze
Amanda Lee, McColl Visiting Artist: Praxis

March 11-31
Opening Reception: Wednesday, March 11, 5-7 pm

The Department of Art & Art History and Rowe Galleries present two printmaking shows by guest artists Jon Swindler and Amanda Lee, March 11-31.

Jon Swindler is a member of the Printmaking and Book Arts faculty in the Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia. An essential by-product of his creative activity is an abundance of printed remnants, or visual leftovers.  These accumulated failures, incidents and accidents are continually re-printed or recycled, creating unforeseen visual phenomena and fluctuating conceptual circumstances. Seattle-based artist Amanda Lee is the 2015 McColl Center for Art + Innovation/UNC Charlotte Visiting Artist. During her residency, Lee has developed a course in collaboration with Assistant Professor Erik Waterkotte. The project culminates in Praxis, an exhibition of work by Lee and print media students. Praxis in this case maintains two meanings: acting on one's ideals, and the practice of a skill or an art. The result is a stunning collection of ephemera and print media that raises the awareness of a range of personal passions and societal issues.

The opening reception is preceded by an artist talk at 4:00 pm.

Rowe Side Gallery Exhibitions

The Rowe Arts Side Gallery is a student-centered exhibition venue that provides an opportunity for current UNC Charlotte studio art students to participate in a variety of exhibitions. The gallery is designed as a flexible space where students can explore unconventional methods of display and installation, as well as juried or curated exhibitions hosted by student organizations, classes, and studio areas of study.

Past Exhibitions, Fall 2014

Art Faculty Biennial 2014

August 25 – September 24
Opening Reception: Tuesday, September 9, 5 - 7pm
Artist Panel: September 9, 4-5pm

We are pleased to present a compelling exhibition of recent work by remarkable studio art faculty of UNC Charlotte's Department of Art & Art History. A panel discussion will precede the opening, in which faculty will share their perspectives and insight as artists both within and outside of the academic world. Join us for light snacks, refreshments, and conversation!

work by Bare and ZimanyValerie Zimany + Daniel Bare
Pamela Pecchio, Andrew Leventis

October 1-29
Opening Reception: Thursday, October 2, 5 - 7pm
Artist Talk, Zimany + Bare, October 2 at 4 pm

The Rowe Lower Gallery will present a site-specific installation by two guest ceramic artists: Valerie Zimany and Daniel Bare, who both teach at Clemson University. The upper gallery hosts two shows: Heritage, by photographer and University of Virginia professor Pamela Pecchio, and Into the Screen: Still-Life Moving Image, oil paintings by Andrew Leventis.

Watch a video about Evergreen: Vespiary.

Graphic Design & 2D/3D BFA Exhibitions

November 10 –November 21
Opening Reception: Monday, November 10, 5-7pm

Graduating BFA students who have specialized in graphic design and 2 and 3-dimensional media present a senior exhibition. This exhibition represents the culmination of years of study and hard work in the Department of Art & Art History.           

The Art of Student Teaching Exhibition

December 3-December 11
Opening Reception: Saturday, December 6, 3 – 5pm

Graduating art education students present their own work alongside work by the K-12 students they have been teaching.