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Exhibitions

Erik Waterkotte: An Abridged Equinox
Dis(play)ced: A solo exhibition by Mary Tuma

January 13-31
Opening Reception: Wednesday, January 15, 5-8 PM

Using print and mixed media, Erik Waterkotte’s work explores the myth and magic found in popular culture –Utopia, religious extremism and cults, rock n’ roll and heavy metal music, alchemy and mysticism. 

Mary Tuma’s work addresses issues of the transformation of the body and the spirit through the use of clothing forms applied to found objects or placed within a contextual environment, evoking a feeling of loss or distant memory.

The 2013 Annual Juried Student Exhibition

February 10-21
Reception and Awards Ceremony, Tuesday, February 11, 12:30-2:00 PM

The Department of Art & Art History 2013 Annual Juried Student Exhibition is pleased to have as exhibition juror Brad Thomas, Director of Exhibitions and Residencies at The McColl Center for Visual Art.

McColl Artist-in-Residence Crystal Nelson

March 13-April 1
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 13, 5-7 PM

The Department of Art & Art History partners annually with The McColl Center for Visual Art to host a visiting artist-in-residence from the Center for a collaborative exchange. This year, artist, curator, and writer Crystal Nelson will work with students to present an exhibition that explores conceptual art, interventionist art, and social practices.

2D/3D BFA Student Exhibitions

April 7-15
Opening Reception: Tuesday, April 8, 5-7 PM

Graduating BFA students who have specialized in 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. 

Graphic Design BFA Student Exhibition

April 21-29
Opening Reception: Tuesday, April 22, 5-7 PM

Graduating BFA students who have specialized in graphic design 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

May 3-8 Lower Gallery
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 3, 3-5 PM

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

Gallery Internship II Curated Exhibition

May 3-8 Upper Gallery
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 3, 3-5 PM

Using skills learned in the Gallery Internship course, students will curate, coordinate, install, and present an exhibition with a theme of their choosing.

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.

Wednesday, Jan 15 – Tuesday, Feb 4    Digital Media & Photo Combined Show

Wednesday, Feb 5 – Tuesday, Feb 25    Juried Foundations Exhibition

Wednesday, Feb 26 – Tuesday, Mar 18  Sculpture (including Spring Break)

Wednesday, Mar 19 – Tuesday, Apr 1    Indirect/Direct, an Exhibition of Graphic Works (Simpson & Erik)

Wednesday, Apr 2 – Tuesday, Apr 22     BFA Exhibitions

Wednesday, Apr 23 – Tuesday, May 6    Gallery Internship II Curated Exhibition

Past Exhibitions

Multiplicity 

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. 

Liz Miller and Shannon Collis

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.

Graphic Design & 2D/3D BFA Exhibitions

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.       

The Art of Student Teaching Exhibition

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.