The best thing about September is that all of the openings and events at our favorite galleries and museums are back in full force. Take a look at this week’s offerings!
Lecture and Ceremony
In celebration of JAUME PLENSA, AINSA III
UNC Charlotte Center City
Internationally renown Spanish artist JAUME PLENSA will lecture at UNC Charlotte Center City Campus. His lecture coincides with the installation of a privately funded and donated sculpture (thanks QUEEN’S TABLE!). We loved the Plensa exhibition and events last year at Davidson College Art Galleries, so we look forward to this event!
“Ainsa III” is one of a series of sculptures named for a medieval Spanish town near the Pyrenees mountains, where the 8,000-stone pound base for the sculpture was quarried. The large-scale seated human figure is made of die-cut stainless steel letters and symbols from different languages. “Ainsa I” is on the campus of Washington University in St. Louis; “Ainsa II” is in Bordeaux, France.
SUSAN BRENNER: Natural Histories
CPCC Ross Gallery
Beautiful abstract paintings whose process is much lengthier than you might first think. Take a look at our Studio Visit then go see the work. On view through October 1
Art + Aperitif
This hip uptown hotel continues to highlight local talent at their monthly event. This week they feature the work of ARTHUR BROUTHERS and DENISE TORRANCE.
REGINA JOSE GALINDO: Bearing Witness
Van Every/Smith Galleries at Davidson College
The Van Every/Smith Galleries are pleased to present “Regina Jose Galindo: Bearing Witness.” Spanning 15 years, the exhibition comprises twenty-four works of art, including a commissioned performance specifically for Davidson College. The Guatemalan artist will be present for the reception and will perform one of her works throughout the evening.
McColl Center for Art + Innovation
Enjoy a series of short lectures by new, current, and alumni Artists-in-Residence share their personal stories, practices, and residency goals, along with examples of their work. Artists include Mobile Mural Lab, Mary Matthews, Juan Fuentes, Ivan Toth Depena, and Stephen L. Hayes Jr. 2015 Alumna Artist-in-Residence Anne Lemanski will also be here to provide insights into her current exhibition, Simulacra.
THE DWELLING III
The Spoke Easy
The most recent iteration of this pop-up event will feature the work of recent McColl Center alumni and Winthrop University grad MATT HORICK and Charlotte art world veteran TOM THOUNE
Group Exhibition features work on paper by ARTHUR BROUTHERS, ALISON COOLEY, BRUCE NELLSMITH, LEONOR DEMORI NEISLER, INDRANI NAYAR-GALL and INSLEE.
Amalgamation: The Mixed-Media Works of ALBERT CHONG
UNC Charlotte Projective Eye Gallery
The Projective Eye Gallery presents a retrospective of ALBERT CHONG’s photographic work, featuring more than 30 pieces that span three decades. Chong will speak about his work at 7:30 pm. PARKING FOR THIS EVENT IS FREE (!!). The exhibition runs through December 4.
SAM FRANCIS: Rapid Fluid Indivisible Vision
Portraying the Patron: ANDY WARHOL and the Bechtlers
Bechtler Museum of Modern Art
We’re so excited to see these first exhibitions organized by the museum’s brand new Curator, Jennifer Sudul Edwards, PhD. This wonderful museum of modern art brings so much to our region and will benefit from the addition of a curator with her background.
ANNE LEMANSKI: Simulacra
McColl Center for Art + Innovation
We love ANNE LEMANSKI’s collage and paper sculptures and two-dimensional work. This body of work explores the relationship between human and nature, as well as diving into new digital methods to produce work. Should be a fantastic show!