Gallery Hours: 9am - 9pm, Monday through Sunday.
Center City 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.
January 31-March 12
Process Party: Friday, Jan 17, 6-8 PM
Opening Reception: Friday, Jan 31, 6-8 PM
The folds, curves, and caverns of Brazilian artist Henrique Oliveira’s monumental installations confront the viewer with a voluptuous magnificence. Painstakingly constructed of strips of weathered plywood (often from tapumes, fences in his hometown of São Paolo), the site-specific works invade the space in an almost parasitic manner – protruding from walls and wrapping around architectural structures to suggest forms found in nature and the human body. Oliveira’s installations speak to the human experience on a physical and universal level.
His work for the Projective Eye Gallery will cover the 22-foot gallery wall with forms, colors, and textures created from recycled, locally-sourced laminate wood.
Oliveira’s accomplishments include fellowships at the Smithsonian Institute’s National Museum of African Art in DC, the Cite International in Paris,the Fiat Mostra Brazil, Projeteis FUNARTE de Arte Contemporanea in Rio de Janeiro, and the CNI SESI Marcantonio Vilaca for the Arts. His installations and flatworks have been seen in exhibits continuously throughout Brazil, including the Sao Paulo Biennial, as well as in Paris, Mexico (Monterrey Biennial), and in the U.S. in Miami, Boulder, Houston, and Washington, D.C.
The opening reception on January 31 features a collaborative performance with music and dance by John Allemeier and E.E. Balcos.
This exhibition was made possible, in part, with funding from the Arts & Science Council; the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources; and the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art.