Located in the Thomas I. Storrs Building on the UNC Charlotte campus, the Storrs Gallery showcases professional and student work relating to the curriculum in the School of Architecture and the creative endeavors of the College. To receive information about upcoming exhibitions, please click here.
Palimpsest: Ceramic Works by Carlos Estévez
January 13 – March 27
Receptions: February 20, 6:00-8:00 pm; February 21, 12:30-1:30 pm
Cuban-American artist Carlos Estévez is known for his draftsman style and focus on surrealistic subjects. Many of his works visually reference architectural studies and mechanical diagrams. This exhibition is a culmination of three ceramic series Estévez produced between 2016-2018. Two series were produced by Estévez during a residency at the McColl Center for Art + Innovation in 2016. The collective body of work focuses on the relationship between visual art and literature. Each installation is inspired by a celebrated Hispanic writer. Bestiary, consisting of 19 ceramic platters, was inspired by Dulce María Loynaz (1902-1997), a Cuban poet whose works are often considered precursors to magical realism in literature. Domestic Zoology, a dinnerware set for 12 people, was inspired by the Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986), whose works are known for their dreamlike subjects and complex symbolism. The third installation, consisting of 11 plates, was a collaboration between Estévez and Antonio Orlando Rodríguez, a contemporary Cuban fiction writer who recently won the renowned Alfaguara Prize.
A recipient of the Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters & Sculptors Grant, the Cintas Foundation Fellowship in Visual Arts, and the Grand Prize in the First Salon of Contemporary Cuban Art in Havana, Carlos Estévez was born and raised in Cuba and moved to Miami in 2004, where he lives and works.
Storrs Gallery is open Monday-Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Adam Justice, Director of Galleries
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.