Projective Eye Gallery

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.

Digital Dialogues

The Projective Eye Gallery presents Digital Dialogues, two multimedia installations that incorporate full-scale digital fabrication with a touch of the hand and a topographic perspective. Funded with Research Through Making grants by the College of Arts + Architecture’s Digital Arts Center, the projects realize the Center’s mission to inspire digital making across the disciplines of the College, each pairing a professor in the School of Architecture with a professor in the Department of Art & Art History.

The exhibition runs though July 28, with an opening reception on June 10 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

Hybrid Skins: Jefferson Ellinger and Thomas Schmidt
Merging ancient analog with contemporary digital practices, this magnificent wall-sized installation is comprised of fiberglass-backed ceramic tiles, fired in the traditional way, but cast from variegated molds digitally designed and created with the KUKA robotic arm. Cracks in the porcelain, produced during and after firing, form a spectacular surface pattern that is illuminated from behind.

Public Time: Thomas Forget and Janet Williams
Rooted in an analysis of Charlotte’s transportation infrastructure, “Public Time” uses mapping, moviemaking, and experimentation in various media (porcelain, cement, Plexiglas, casting resin, etc.) to reframe the urban image of Charlotte from car-based transportation to alternative modes of mobility.

The UNC Charlotte Center City front window will showcase works by students awarded Research Through Making grants by the Digital Arts Center: Hannah Barnhardt, Dean Crouch, and Hamilton Ward.

Schedule a tour!

students in galleryThe gallery offers free tours for groups of six or more.  Please contact Donna Sofsky 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 pmClick here for parking informationPLEASE 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