Projective Eye Gallery


The Projective Eye Gallery in The Dubois Center at UNC Charlotte Center City opened in September 2011. The gallery presents major exhibitions and installations by national and international artists and distinguishes itself by presenting inter-disciplinary "happenings" in conjunction with exhibitions throughout the year. View our Press Book for an overview of past exhibitions. Receive information about upcoming events and exhibitions!

Adam Justice, Director of Galleries: 

Current exhibition

Close to the Edge: The Birth of Hip-Hop Architecture
Curated by Sekou Cooke
Through July 15
Curator's talk March 24 at 4 pm 

Hip Hop architecture exhibition in gallery

Close to the Edge: The Birth of Hip-Hop Architecture, which debuted at the AIANY Center for Architecture in October 2018, exhibits the work of students, academics, and practitioners at the center of an emerging architectural movement. The exhibition includes work by more than 20 participants representing seven countries, with projects ranging across a variety of media and forms of expression: from experimental visualizations and installations, to façade studies, building designs, and urban development proposals.

In aggregate, these projects reveal a collective vision for alternative forms of expression and practice, and serve to formalize work created over almost 30 years into an emerging canon of Hip-Hop Architecture.

Curated by UNC Charlotte Master of Urban Design Director Sekou Cooke, the exhibition has been presented twice thus far and continues to travel. In addition to the inaugural location in New York City, it has been shown at the SpringBOX in St. Paul, Minnesota and will be on view at The Octagon in Washington, DC and the Museum of Design in Atlanta following the exhibition in the Projective Eye Gallery.

picture of students in gallery

Schedule a FREE tour!

The gallery offers free tours for groups of six or more. 

Please contact Wendy Fishman at 704-687-0881 to schedule a tour for your group. 

Pictured here: students from First Ward Elementary School learn about the Henrique Oliveira installation and the improvisatory dance Tres para Tres.


photo gallery

blue wall with black and white drawings

woman in a red blazer and glasses with her hand propping up her face. showing a soft smile

Future Artifacts Exhibitions

Xray Vision link to Flickr

Vessels Aplenty link to Flickr

About the CoA+A Gallery System: The mission of the College of Arts + Architecture gallery system is to create lively forums in which the curious encounter the work of global, regional, and local artists through diverse media and dynamic exchanges that are nourished by the intellectual and creative life of the university. Our programming will echo crossovers of the visual arts, architecture, music, theatre, and dance inherent to the College of Arts + Architecture at UNC Charlotte. We seek to provide a haven for experimentation, to invigorate the environments we occupy, and to amplify the means to engage art and design in our community.