This Week: October 30 – November 5

Tuesday, October 31

Opening Reception: Dia de los Casi Muertos, featuring work by Julio Gonzales
C3 Lab

With a performance by Noveau Sud at 7:30pm

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Wednesday, November 1

Jackie Gendel: In Luminous Flux Opening Reception
SOCO Gallery

NY-based artist Jackie Gendel will present new work in her first solo exhibition at SOCO Gallery. Gendel received her BA from Washington University, St. Louis, in 1996 and her MFA from Yale University in 1998. Her work has been widely exhibited, and reviews of her work have appeared in Modern Painters, Artforum, New York Times, Art in America, New Yorker, Art Papers, and Hyperallergic, to name a few. The American Academy of Arts and Letters awarded her an Academy Award in 2007. She participated in the Marie Walsh Sharpe Space Program in 2010 and was an artist-in-residence at the MacDowell Colony in 2005.

Brian Alfred Artist Talk
Semans Lecture Hall, Belk Visual Art Center, Davidson College

Brooklyn-based painter and animator Brian Alfred will talk about his artwork. Alfred received his BFA in 1997 from Penn State University and his MFA in 1999 from Yale University. His work has been widely exhibited and is a recipient of a Jerome Foundation Grant, Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, Joan Mitchell Foundation Award, and attended Skowhegan. He lives and works in Brooklyn, NY and is an assistant professor of art at Penn State University.


Thursday, November 2

Bob Trotman Lecture
UNCC’s Center City Building
The artist’s talk is in conjunction with his exhibitions at the Projective Eye Gallery at UNCC and the Van Every/Smith Galleries at Davidson College, both on view through mid-December, both under the heading Business as Usual. 


Friday, November 3

Silhouette: Ahmad Sabha and Lynn Saville
Hodges Taylor Art Consultancy

Sculptures by Ahmad Sabha and photography by Lynn Saville are paired in this deep-dive into industrial and utilitarian structures. The interest for us also lies in process; Sabha’s ceramic water towers are glazed with intriguing hues and perch on hand-welded steel bases, and Saville captures her images in the stillness of night, highlighting the beauty of the forgotten.


Closing reception: Dia de Los Casi Muertos, featuring work by Julio Gonzalez
C3 Lab

If you missed Tuesday’s event, check out the closing reception, with performances by XOXO, Shane Manier, Jose Vasquez and Chocala.

Saturday, November 4

Open Studio Saturday
McColl Center for Art + Innovation

Meet the latest crop of resident artists, Zoe Charlton, Julio Gonzales, Amy Johnson, Nelson Morales, Carmen Papalia, and Leah Rosenberg, at this open studio event. It’s one of the last opportunities before most of the artists complete their residency and head back to their home states.


Annual Auction
The Light Factory

Now in its 35th year, the Annual Art Auction is the premier photography auction in North Carolina. Funds raised help The Light Factory continue their lens-based education and exhibitions in our community. Buy your tickets ($40 members/$50 non-members) and then take a look at the catalog and make your game plan for the live and silent auctions!


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