2013 Biennial Alumni Exhibition
August 26 – September 20, 2013
Artist Discussion and Reception, September 13:
Alumni Panel, 4:15 – 5:00 pm; Reception 5:00 to 7:00 pm
The Department of Art & Art History and the Rowe Galleries are delighted to present an energizing showcase of projects and works by some of our distinguished alumni: Daniel Allegrucci, Austin Ballard, Leigh Brinkley, Lorraine Turi, Banks Wilson, and the duo Liliya Zalevskaya and David Scott Sackett.
The exhibition’s title, Multiplicity, is based on a concept taken from the work of the French philosopher Gilles Deleuze. As Associate Professor of Art History Jae Emerling explains, for Deleuze, “a multiplicity has neither beginning nor end, origin nor destination; rather, one is always in the middle of, amidst, in-between, that is, in a state of becoming. Every becoming is a block of coexistence (past and present, self and other, intelligible and sensible). This constant state of becoming portrays the life of an artist and the process of creation.”
The seven artists featured in Multiplicity have embarked upon vastly different trajectories and explore widely varied media. Allegrucci's colorful prints and animations meld pop culture and technology, while Turi’s haunting photographs of contemporary American workers are steeped in historical content. Ballard’s sculptural pieces explore objects’ relation to western domesticity; Zalevskaya and Sackett’s mixed-media collaborations ponder the gap between reality and perception. Brinkley’s design work focuses on identity and the clear expression of ideas, while Wilson specializes in award-winning online marketing and website designs.
For these impressive alumni, UNC Charlotte was a pivotal stepping-stone in their development as successful artists. They will return to their alma mater on September 13 for a panel discussion and reception.
Following the reception, the Department of Music will present Spotlight: Multiplicity in Music, an annual celebration of exceptional music students and alumni. This year’s Spotlight, which takes place at 7:30 in the Anne R. Belk Theater in Robinson Hall, honors alumnus Tom LaJoie.
We invite the public to join us as we celebrate the creativity and skill of our alumni artists and the positive impact they have on their communities.
September 30-October 30
Closing Reception: Wednesday, October 30, 5 - 7pm
Liz Miller’s Invasive Adornment mixes imagery from a diverse array of visual sources, including weapons, invasive species, and elements of pattern, ornament, and decoration. By forging relationships between disparate historical and geographical forms, she underlines the fluidity of perception and its vulnerability to manipulation.
Digital and print media artist Shannon Collis creates installations and interactive environments that explore the ways digital technologies transform our perception of sonic and visual stimuli. This visual-acoustic exhibition, Frequencies, makes audible the visual qualities of the printed mark.
November 6-November 22
Opening Reception: Thursday, November 7, 5-7pm
Graduating BFA students who have specialized in graphic design and two and three-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.
December 7-December 12
Opening Reception: Saturday, December 7, 3 – 5pm
Graduating art education students present their own work alongside work by the K-12 students they have been teaching.
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.
Wednesday, Aug 21 – Tuesday, Sept 3 Michael Simpson Summer Drawing Class
Wednesday, Sept 4 – Tuesday, Sept 17 Illustration
Wednesday, Sept 18 – Tuesday, Oct 1 Graphic Design New York show
Wednesday, Oct 2 – Tuesday, Oct 15 Layers III
Wednesday, Oct 16 – Tuesday, Oct 29 Painting
Wednesday, Oct 30 - Friday, Nov 22 BFA Exhibitions
Monday, Nov 25 - Tuesday, Dec 10 Ceramics