This Week: January 22-28

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Anne Lemanski, WORK, 2017
Copyright © Anne Lemanski, courtesy of SOCO Gallery

MONDAY

Opening Reception for Susan Brenner: The State of Things
UNC Charlotte Rowe Gallery
5-7 p.m.
FREE

This opening has been rescheduled from the snow last week. New paintings by former UNC Charlotte art professor. 

WEDNESDAY

Brian Rutenberg Lecture
Mint Museum Randolph
5:30 p.m.
FREE

The Friends of the Mint welcome Brian Rutenberg to Charlotte to speak about his recently published book Clear Seeing Place, which is based on his popular youtube series of Studio Visits. A South Carolina native, Rutenberg lives in New York City and has his next solo show coming up in May at Jerald Melberg Gallery.

Opening Receptions for ANNE LEMANSKI: RABBIT RABBIT RABBIT and BRAD THOMAS: HOLD THESE TRUTHS
SOCO Gallery
6-8 p.m.
FREE

We got to know Spruce Pine-based Anne Lemanski‘s work well during her 2015 McColl Center residency, and we’re pleased she’ll be exhibiting her signature paper sculptures in this show. Brad Thomas returns to North Carolina to debut new paintings and sculptures that deal with the written word and its limitations and powers. Both artists will be in attendance at the reception.

THURSDAY

Open House
McColl Center for Art + Innovation
6-9 p.m.
FREE

The Center welcomes their new artist-in-residence!

Opening Receptions for Arthur Jafa and Jen Ray
Davidson College Art Galleries
7-8:30 p.m.
FREE

The Smith Gallery will play host to Arthur Jafa’s video installation Love Is the Message, The Message Is Death, which traces the African American experience through found photographs and footage. Set to the sound of Kanye West’s gospel-inspired track “Ultralight Beam,” the 2016 film is in the permanent collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and this is its first showing in the Southeast. In the Van Every gallery, Jen Ray’s work will be on view in the solo exhibition Surrounded by Wolves, which is an investigation into the feminist identity in the American south. This multidisciplinary artist will present large scale watercolor paintings, sculpture, installation, audio and two performances which will take place at the opening and on February 7 at the Mint Museum.

FRIDAY

Deadline for ANNUALE Applications
The Light Factory
See details here

Annual juried exhibition hosted by The Light Factory. Any photographer from around the world is welcome to apply, though only 4-6 artists will be selected and eligible to show a body of 5-7 photographs.

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