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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.

PLEASE NOTE: The area around the UNC Charlotte Center City building is under construction.

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Amalgamation: The Mixed-Media Works of Albert Chong
September 18-December 4
Opening reception September 18, 6-8 pm


The Projective Eye Gallery presents a retrospective of Albert Chong’s photographic work, featuring more than 30 pieces that span three decades. The juxtaposition and integration of cultural influences, the politics of race, and the role ethnicity plays in identity – as experienced in both his home country of Jamaica and the U.S. – are the substance of Chong’s compelling imagery. Amalgamation: The Mixed-Media Work of Albert Chong focuses on three bodies of work: still lifes, portraits, and examples from Chong’s “Thrones” series, including the installation "Throne for the 3rd Millenium."

In artistic practice, Chong travels fluidly along the 2D- 3D continuum. His photographs often originate as sculptures or installations; his installations contain photographs and sculptures. This confident mixing of media eliminates the distance between flatness and volume, making his exhibitions an experience rather than a presentation.

A professor at the University of Colorado Boulder and a former Guggenheim Fellow, Albert Chong has exhibited nationally and internationally. Prominent U.S. venues include The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art and Denver Museum of Contemporary Art in Colorado, the National Museum of American Art in Washington, D.C., and the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. Chong has represented his home country, Jamaica, in multiple international biennials, including the 2000 Havana Biennial and the 2001 Venice Biennale.

Schedule a free tour!

picture of students in galleryThe gallery offers free tours for groups of six or more.  Please contact Donna Sofsky 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

Crista Cammaroto, Director of Galleries
cammaroto@uncc.edu
704‑687‑0833

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.

Hours, Location, and Contact:

The gallery is located at 320 E. 9th Street and is open seven days a week, 9 am to 9 pm. For information about exhibitions and programs, please contact

Crista Cammaroto, Director of Galleries
cammaroto@uncc.edu
704‑687‑0833

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.