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.
TJ Reddy: Everything is Everything
June 30-August 20
Opening reception: Thursday, July 20, 6:00-8:00 pm
For five decades, the artist and activist, poet and performer TJ Reddy has challenged, educated, and inspired the Charlotte community and beyond, through the power and beauty of his paintings and words. The Projective Eye Gallery is proud to present a retrospective of Reddy’s life of creativity in Everything is Everything. The exhibition includes imagery from many different bodies of work – King Warrior Magician Lover, Psychological Castration, Blues Men and Women, Scenes for the Teacher, Family Portraits, Havoc in Haiti, Savanah Scenes, poetry books, and papers – all made during a courageous life triumphant in its affirmations.
There are four magic ingredients in every TJ Reddy painting: color, symbolism, narrative, and transformation. His work is often categorized as a kind of social realism; a better description may be a social surrealist, with a propensity towards nature and narrative.
In TJ Reddy's world, a person is never just a person; they are the sum of their experiences. The figure is always transparent, in the process of blossoming into other forms. Multiple characters are continually woven into intricate archetypes, and everything does become everything. There is also an omnipresent sense of the divine feminine. EVERYONE is there, together as one tapestry in time, weaving allegory and paradox; the knowing gives way to the creative journey of mystery.
UNC Charlotte Center City Window Exhibition
In the front window, the Projective Eye Gallery presents Addicted Adornment, an installation by BEKA HANSEN, a UNC Charlotte alumna who recently received her BFA in Ceramics. Her motifs lightly draw from Scandinavian textile design but break into the three dimensional realm with a seamless celebration of space.
Schedule a tour!
The gallery offers free tours for groups of six or more. Please contact Crista Cammaroto 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.
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. Click here for parking information. PLEASE NOTE: The area around the UNC Charlotte Center City building is under construction.
For information about exhibitions and programs, please contact
Crista Cammaroto, 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.