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.
Jan. 19-Feb. 25
Opening Reception Jan. 19, 6-8 pm
The Projective Eye Gallery at UNC Charlotte Center City will present ¡VIVA!, an exhibition of work by contemporary Latin American artists, January 19 through February 25, with an opening reception on January 19.
¡VIVA! is a subset of a larger exhibition curated by Randy Shull and Hedy Fischer from their personal collection. Shull and Fischer have lived and worked in Mexico, a place, they say, “where the most recent technical innovation clashes with Pre-Hispanic apparitions at nearly every intersection.” The couple now divides their time between homes in Merida, Mexico, and Asheville, NC, where they operate the art space 22 London. ¡VIVA! was on view there this fall.
Projective Eye Gallery curator Crista Cammaroto has chosen 10 of the original 19 ¡VIVA! artists to present at the Projective Eye Gallery: Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Jorge Méndez Blake, Pablo Rasgado, Tania Franco Klein, Abraham Cruzvillegas, Gabriel de la Mora, Moris (Israel Meza Moreno), Jose Dávila, Santiago Sierra, and Javier Téllez.
These artists ¡VIVA! tackle contemporary issues from multiple perspectives and demonstrate, say Shull and Fischer, “connections between the Pre-Hispanic and the stubborn utopian ideals of modernism.” All of them have international stature, and many have work in major museum collections, such as the Museum of Modern Art, the Tate Modern, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Guggenheim Museum in New York, and the Museo Reina Sofia in Madrid.
¡VIVA! portrays life in the big sense – a pluralistic construction, a questioning of power, an engagement with the stuff that is all of us.
Pictured: Javier Téllez, One Flew over the Void (Bala perdida), 2017, color print.
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The gallery offers free tours for groups of six or more. Please contact Nicia Carla 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.
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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.