Tag: art

‘Tensional Topography’: Collaborating on the Unpredictable

| March 16, 2017 | 0 Comments
‘Tensional Topography’: Collaborating on the Unpredictable

Photos by Natasha Morehouse. One of the most important ideals behind Assistant Professor of Architecture Jeffery Nesbit’s latest work, ‘Tensional Topography,’ spawns from the words of theorist and experimental architect Lebbeus Woods in 2004: “The traditional role of architecture has been one of reassuring us that things are under control, that is, stable and static. […]

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‘Of Ebony Embers’: A Harmonious and Heartfelt Portrayal of a Past Forgotten

| February 15, 2017 | 0 Comments
‘Of Ebony Embers’: A Harmonious and Heartfelt Portrayal of a Past Forgotten

A dim of the lights, a whip of a snare drum, the eerie strum of a cello. On stage, a single man takes the form of many; inhabits the psyche of an artist, a poet, a dreamer, a legend. Even with your eyes shut, you could still capture the same essence of the performance spilling […]

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‘Structural Aesthetics of Korea Traditional Architecture’ – A Precise Portrait of History and Harmony

| January 30, 2017 | 0 Comments
‘Structural Aesthetics of Korea Traditional Architecture’ – A Precise Portrait of History and Harmony

Stumbling into the Popp Martin Student Union this past Friday, after a rather long day boring myself in the College of Arts and Architecture, I suddenly found myself drawn to the art gallery, where a visiting team of architects were displaying their work. While my mind effortlessly screamed at my body to head towards the […]

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“Taking the Time” with Rick Joy

| January 27, 2017 | 0 Comments
“Taking the Time” with Rick Joy

As part of the college of Art and Architecture’s speaking series, renowned architect Rick Joy visited the campus on Wednesday. Joy received his B.A. from The University of Maine and his M.A. at The University of Arizona. In 1993, he founded his own architecture company, Rick Joy Architects (now named Studio Joy). Nine years later, […]

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‘Indeterminate Coordinates’: A Theatre for the Architectural Mind

| January 23, 2017 | 0 Comments
‘Indeterminate Coordinates’: A Theatre for the Architectural Mind

Debuting his work, “Indeterminate Coordinates,”  in the Storrs Gallery this weekend, architect-turned-artist Perry Kulper lends his work to the College of Arts and Architecture not simply for its appeal to design students, but also for its massive sense of self-awareness in the ever-changing culture we all occupy. Breathing a new life into our preconceptions of […]

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New Faculty Members Showcase Their Art In Rowe Exhibition

| January 22, 2017 | 0 Comments
New Faculty Members Showcase Their Art In Rowe Exhibition

I am not an art expert. Quite frankly, I don’t know if I would even refer to myself as an art beginner. Still, I do enjoy art and museums, which made attending the opening reception of the Andrew Leventis and Ally Sulpy Galleries a wonderful experience. Leventis and Sulpy are both new faculty here at […]

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2016 Sanskrit gallery exhibition review

| March 25, 2016 | 0 Comments
2016 Sanskrit gallery exhibition review

Photos by Pooja Pasupula . If you’re at the Student Union, be sure to take a stroll through the Art Gallery to view some of the phenomenal work featured in this year’s edition of the Sanskrit Literary-Arts Magazine. Sanskrit is UNC Charlotte’s nationally recognized and award-winning literary-arts magazine. Featuring submissions from artists around the world, […]

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OP-ED: Neocreativity

| October 6, 2015 | 0 Comments
OP-ED: Neocreativity

Upon hearing the word ‘creativity,’ what thoughts come to mind? If you immediately associate elaborate artistic endeavors by established artists as the only kind of creativity in this world… I’ve got a story to tell. Imagine a young man hardly able to legally drink alcohol or step foot inside an uptown Charlotte nightclub. He travels […]

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Latin awareness showcase kicks off Spanish Heritage Month

| September 22, 2015 | 0 Comments
Latin awareness showcase kicks off Spanish Heritage Month

UNC Charlotte’s Latino Student Services Office celebrated the start of Spanish Heritage month with its Latino Awareness Showcase. The event began with an open art gallery featuring works from local elementary students. The artwork expressed students’ response to immigration, as well as a series of paintings by Edwin Gil, a Colombian artist based in Charlotte. […]

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Gallery Review: Verve exhibition

| September 8, 2015 | 0 Comments
Gallery Review: Verve exhibition

UNC Charlotte’s Department of Arts and Architecture hosts Verve, a 2015 Alumni Biennial Exhibit. Verve is on display until Sept. 25.   Ashley York, Configuration York’s 3D compositions, “Configuration” and “Sequence,” incorporate porcelain and bungee cords. In “Sequence,” found in the center of the exhibit, York displays the ceramic in a vertebra like format, reminiscent to […]

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Sanskrit Gallery Review

| March 19, 2015 | 0 Comments
Sanskrit Gallery Review

Photos by Ben Robson. Sanskrit is UNC Charlotte’s award winning,nationally recognized literary-arts magazine. The annual publication features worldwide submissions that are then showcased in the Sanskrit Gallery. Sanskrit currently has samples from this year’s publication on display in the Student Union Gallery. Joshua Wood, editor-in-cheif of Sanskrit, said he is pleased with the gallery exhibition and […]

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‘UMBRA” exhibit combines art and science

| February 17, 2015 | 0 Comments
‘UMBRA” exhibit combines art and science

Photos by Leanna Pough If I had to give up the social science of communication, I would choose a career in the natural sciences, biology to be exact. I remember my first college level biology course and how it rekindled a flame that hadn’t been lit since high school. Partnering with a classmate to dissect […]

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Rowe Gallery features Brodeur and Schmidt

| January 19, 2015 | 0 Comments
Rowe Gallery features Brodeur and Schmidt

Photos by Chris Crews. The Rowe Galleries present exhibitions of work by two faculty members of the Department of Art & Art History. David Brodeur is Associate Professor of Graphic Design. His show, Semantics, Semiotics, & The Second Amendment takes a critical look at some of the issues surrounding the gun culture in the United States. Thomas Schmidt is Assistant […]

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“Magic Stories and Adventure Drawings” is sometimes dark, but ever so charming.

| November 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
“Magic Stories and Adventure Drawings” is sometimes dark, but ever so charming.

As I first walked into Natalie Andrewson’s art exhibit, “Magic Stories and Adventure Drawings,” I was immediately treated to a barrage of different colors, tones, and styles in one room. From darker, southern gothic inspired pieces, to pieces from “The Regular Show” and those quirky Wes Anderson movies. I found myself charmed by these pieces and in […]

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UNC Charlotte Faculty Biennial

| September 11, 2014 | 0 Comments
UNC Charlotte Faculty Biennial

Interested in viewing studio art from a different perspective? Visit the Art Faculty Biennial Exhibition currently showing in the Rowe Galleries. The exhibit, which features art from a variety of studio art faculty members at UNC Charlotte, has begun and will last until Sept. 24. Jamie Franki, associate chairperson of the Department of Art and Art History […]

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“While The City Sleeps”

| July 11, 2014 | 0 Comments
“While The City Sleeps”

Charlotte artist, Paul Keysar shows us Queen City nightlife. Keysar’s “While The City Sleeps” features night paintings of urban and country Charlotte. “The things that don’t seem interesting during the day when you get a different light on them at night, they become interesting,” says Keysar. Moonlight, artificial light and a combination of the two […]

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The Art of War

| May 29, 2014 | 0 Comments
The Art of War

Wartime is always different on the home front. UNC Charlotte Illustration and Art Education major, Rob Bates offers a more humane and progressive look at war in “The Art of War” exhibit featured in the Student Union Gallery. “A lot of people think war art is depicting a lot of combat or glorified, romanticized type […]

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Designing with a cause

| April 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
Designing with a cause

The walls within the Rowe Arts gallery have been endlessly filled with spackle, masked in white paint, and jabbed by driven nails. But it’s not as extreme as it sounds— just the expected preparation before the annual BFA Graphic Design Art Exhibit. This year, as students put together their final gallery show “City Stories,” it […]

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Creating art is more than just “Wishful Thinking” for UNC Charlotte alum

| October 1, 2013 | 0 Comments
Creating art is more than just “Wishful Thinking” for UNC Charlotte alum

“Wishful Thinking,” an art exhibit of Jonathan Rice, UNC Charlotte alumni and local artist, will be on display from Sept. 23 through Oct. 6 in the Student Union Art Gallery. Rice received his Bachelor’s degree in Religious Studies from UNC Charlotte. He is the editor and publisher of Iodine Poetry Journal, which can be accessed […]

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Digital Art Mob’s ‘Digitally Inclined 2′ closes the gap between UNC Charlotte fine arts and digital media

| April 17, 2011 | 0 Comments
Digital Art Mob’s ‘Digitally Inclined 2′ closes the gap between UNC Charlotte fine arts and digital media

The fine arts and digital media collided in the UNC Charlotte Student Union last Thursday at the Digital Art Mob (DAM) sponsored “Digitally Inclined 2” gallery reception. The exhibition is DAM’s second annual student gallery and features 30 works selected from 132 UNC Charlotte student  digital art submissions. The student organization hopes hosting Digitally Inclined […]

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