Tuesday, August 18, 2015

One of our favorite things to do is feature the newest, most impressive artists or art establishments. Over the past year, we’ve spotlit artists, galleries, events, and more, and today we want to remind you of two of Charlotte’s newer galleries whose inventory is filling a niche that, well… it needed filling!

Latin American Contemporary Art Projects (LACA) is a gallery whose purpose is to support Latin American artists from abroad and here in our community. Director Neely Verano curates exhibitions of work by talented artists from south of the border, and also organizes studio space geared toward Latinos living in Charlotte (though it’s open to all). They do a great job of patterning with all kinds of organizations and supporting many different sectors of the community.

Carlos Cruz-Diez at LACA Projects

Carlos Cruz-Diez at LACA Projects

Read our feature on LACA Projects here, posted right before their anniversary exhibition in March 2015.

SOCO Gallery, open for under six months, is a photography-only gallery with an accompanying bookstore located in a renovated bungalow in the Myers Park neighborhood. SOCO presents living photographers from around the country, with the possibility of showing more local artists in the near future. Stay tuned!

Liz Nielsen, Forest Tree, 2015

Liz Nielsen at SOCO Gallery

Read our feature on SOCO Gallery here, posted shortly before the opening of their inaugural exhibition A FLUID JOURNEY. The group show closes this Saturday so check it out soon!