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.
March 12-April 20
Opening Reception March 12, 5:30-7:00 pm
Conceived by Assistant Professor of Architecture Rachel Dickey, Air Hugs is an interactive installation of giant inflatable mylar balloons suspended from above, which "breathe" in response to movement throughout the gallery.
Searching through the ideals of projects from the 1960’s, the Air Hugs exhibition redeploys the inflatable as an imaginative tool for exploring the architecture, implications and consequences of emerging trends and technologies. Rekindling architects’ experimental side, it treats Storrs Gallery as a petri dish for combining space and computation in search of an affectionate encounter between these mediums and tries to cultivate desire from their union.
The 12-foot tall "Air Hug" is a prototypical architecture, not an architecture of absolutely clear boundaries, but rather a mediator between bodies and space that creates chambers for lingering and speculation. It is a sensing environment, which receives, tracks, and moves with you, inhaling and exhaling, casting a socially enveloping brilliance of reflection and light.
Storrs Gallery is open Monday-Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
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.