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.
Double Vision: Photocentric Paintings by Richard Heipp, 1975-2018
Nov 3, 2018 - Mar 3, 2019
Opening reception November 6, 6:00-8:00 pm
Florida artist Richard Heipp investigates the dialogue between painting and photography in an attempt to equate the two media. His airbrushed paintings are manually produced imitations of photographs or digital scans that explore the language and role of photography in contemporary culture. Heipp intends to curtail traditional assumptions about the separation of manual craftsmanship and mechanical production in order to recondition the viewer’s visual consumption of the artwork as image and the artwork as object. He reevaluates what we know as photography and what we think we know as painting.
Double Vision: Photocentric Paintings by Richard Heipp has been organized by the Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College in Lakeland, Florida and curated by Adam Justice.
Meet our new Director of Galleries and learn more about Richard Heipp and his "Double Vision."
Schedule a tour!
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.
Hours, Location, and Contact:
The gallery is located at 320 E. 9th Street and is open seven days a week, 9 am to 8 pm.
For information about exhibitions and programs, please contact
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.