This Week: September 28 – October 3

Will the art fun ever end? Not if we have anything to say about it. Here’s what’s happening this week



Modern Mondays at the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art present a lecture by Larry Ligo.


Ligo, a professor of art and art history at Davidson College, will discuss Hockney’s use of photography in his work from the 1980s to the present, and examine one of the artist’s photo collages on display in the British Invasion exhibition (loaned by Davidson College Art Galleries). 

Cash-bar reception at 6 p.m. followed by the program at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets are $4 for museum members and $8 for non-members. 


Davidson College Galleries present a film screening of The Other City.

This documentary about the prevalence of HIV/AIDS in Washington, D.C. coincides with the exhibition “Re/Presenting AIDS,” on view in the Van Every/Smith Galleries. Catch this show during its last days on view – it closes October 5!

Semans Auditorium, Belk Visual Arts Center, 7-9 p.m. Free.


Opening Reception for “Objects in Perspective: Aspen Hochhalter and Natalie Abrams” with CPCC Art Galleries

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Aspen Hochhalter, a photographer, and Natalie Abrams, a sculptor, met while in residence together at the McColl Center for Art + Innovation, and quickly formed a lasting partnership. They will debut new work in this exhibition: Abrams’ looped and folded latex paint sculptures will sit on pedestals while Hochhalter’s large format (96” x 44”) photographs of the work will line the gallery walls next to original glass plate ambrotypes.

CPCC Pease Gallery, 5-7 p.m. Free.

Opening Reception for Valerie Zimany + Daniel Bare / Pamela Pecchio, Andrew Leventis at UNC Charlotte Rowe Galleries

The Rowe Lower Gallery will present Vespiary, a site-specific installation by two guest ceramic artists: Valerie Zimany and Daniel Bare, who both teach at Clemson University. The upper gallery hosts two shows: Heritage, by photographer and University of Virginia professor Pamela Pecchio, and Into the Screen: Still-Life Moving Image, oil paintings by Andrew Leventis.

Lecture by Zimany + Bare at 4 p.m. followed by a reception from 5-7 p.m. Free.


Artist Lecture and Opening Reception with Richard Renaldi at The Light Factory


Since 2007, Richard Renaldi has been working on a series of photographs that involve approaching and asking complete strangers to physically interact while posing together for a portrait. Working on the street with a large format eight-by-ten-inch view camera, Renaldi encounters the subjects for his photographs in towns and cities all over the United States. He pairs them up and invites them to pose together, intimately, in ways that people are usually taught to reserve for their close friends and loved ones.

Renaldi’s lecture “Crossing from Safety” will start at 6:30 and will be followed by a reception for the opening of his solo exhibition, “Touching Strangers,” at 8 p.m. Both events are free.  

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