This Week: June 6-12


campo de futbol, santiago quesnel, 2012, oil on canvas, 104 x 62 1-2, $7,800

Santiago Quesnel, Campo de Futbol (2012). Oil on Canvas – Diptych, 62 1/2″ h x 104″ w

Opening Reception for Santiago Quesnel: Repetitions
LaCa Projects
6-9 p.m.

LaCa Projects proudly presents Repetitions, a solo exhibition featuring works by Argentine artist Santiago Quesnel. This is Quesnel’s second solo show at LaCa Projects.

Repetitions is a name that honors Quesnel’s intention to create mutations and variations of the same mental image, resulting in an examination of non-traditional landscapes generated from the intersection of record, experience, and memory. While the ethereal scenes might initially appear conventional, a discovery occurs—a burst of color in an otherwise subdued palette, an object that seems out of place, or subtle traces of human inhabitance, or perhaps, interference.

Modernism + Film Screening – Tadao Ando: From Emptiness to Infinity
Bechtler Museum of Modern Art
Reception at 6 p.m., Screening begins 7 p.m.
$10 Public, $8 Museum Members and $5 Students. Buy Tickets here.

“The essence of architecture is to open the hearts of the people,” says Japanese minimalist master Tadao Ando, “and to move them in such a way that they are glad to be on Earth.”


Janet Williams

Artwork by Janet Williams

Opening Reception for Digital Dialogues
UNC Charlotte Projective Eye Gallery
6-8 p.m.

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. On view through July 28.

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.


Opening Reception for 80×80, Presented by the Young Affiliates of the Mint
Mint Museum UPTOWN
6-10 p.m.

The Young Affiliates of the Mint will host their inaugural art show, 80×80, in Mint Museum Uptown’s Level 5 expansion space from Friday, June 10th to Saturday, June 25th, 2016. 80×80 will consist of a total of 80 works of art, in commemoration of The Mint Museum’s approaching 80th Anniversary.

The exhibition was curated by Mary Edith Alexander, Lori Kornegay, and Grace Cote.


PROMPT Party (Special Open Studio Saturday)
McColl Center for Art and Innovation
12-9 p.m.

The McColl Center for Art + Innovation will host a special Open Studio Saturday party to celebrate the opening of PROMPT, an exhibition of new installations by Alumni Artists-in-Residence Quisqueya Henríquez, Susan Lee-Chun, and Willie Little. See our writeup here.

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