Rowe Main Galleries, Fall 2021

In Spite of Enclosures
August 23-October 20
Rowe Upper Gallery

D Rosen is an interdisciplinary artist who currently lives and works on the unceded lands of the Odawa, Ojibwe, Myaamia, Peoria, Kickapoo, Kaskaskia, and Potawatomi nations, commonly known as Chicago, IL. Rosen exhibits and publishes nationally and internationally. They attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2018, received an MFA from the University of Chicago in 2013, and a BFA from the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design in 2011.

August 23-October 1
Rowe Lower Gallery

Works by Lacey McKinney and Jon Verney. Much of the past year has been a time of change. Positive transformation, perhaps. Although originally conceived as an exhibition focused on the intersections between painting, printmaking, and photography, Metamorphosis evolved because of conversations during the global pandemic. Its new focus is broader, using the exhibited artworks as visual metaphors for human existence and transformation. The idea of metamorphosis is present in works by each artist, both visually and conceptually.

Garden of Journey
October 29 - November 12


Studio/Graphic Design BFA Exhibitions
Rowe Upper and Lower Galleries
November 22 - December 8


The Art of Teaching: Art Education BFA Exhibition
Rowe Lower Gallery
December 15-22

Spring 2021

February 5 -- March 12: Ruin and Restoration
Virtual presentation: February 26

Artist Kristen Rowell uses many different materials when creating her abstract and representational works. Her commonly used materials are marble, steel, wood, sand, graphite, paint, and non-traditional materials such as spices. Her installations often intend to comment on our modern constructed environments, their material origins, and the debris left behind after their eventual collapse. For Ruin and Restoration Rowell designs and creates a site-specific installation accompanied by newly rendered drawings.

Kristen Rowell is a multi-media artist from Beaufort, South Carolina. She received her BFA in sculpture and painting from Winthrop University in 2018. She is currently the Visual Arts Coordinator at Central Piedmont Community College; an artist assistant to Shaun Cassidy, a Rock Hill-based sculptor who predominantly works with steel; and assists the McColl Center for Art + Innovation with managing their woodshop and sculpture studio.

March 26 -- April 21: Nathaniel Lancaster: Of Constant Concern
Virtual presentation: April 9

“I believe that I have a serious approach to making art, with a serious belief that not all work has to be serious. A sense of levity, whether it be subject, commentary, or title, keeps the work fresh and interesting for me. I do not worry about such labels as figurative or abstract art. Pulling from the well of art history as a research vehicle while keeping your work exciting is always my goal. Sometimes the old. Sometimes the new. Sometimes the work needs more information, sometimes restraint is called for. Sometimes it needs everything all the time.”

Award winning artist Nathaniel Lancaster maintains a studio in Charlotte. After earning his BFA in Painting from UNCC, he received residencies at the McColl Center for Art + Innovation and at Goodyear Arts. His works have been shown regionally and nationally at such venues as the Mint Museum, the North Caroline Museum of Art, Stephanie Chefas Projects (Portland, OR), and Craig Gallery (Los Angeles, CA), among others.

Of Constant Concern marks a sort of reemergence for Lancaster after a long and unpredictable year. This exhibition is an overview of paintings spanning the last 10 years.

May 3 -- May 16: Spring 2021 2D/3D Studio BFA Exhibitions

Graduating students earning rheir Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2D and 3D disciplines exhibit their final theses.

Rowe Side Gallery Exhibitions

The Rowe Arts Side Gallery is a student-centered exhibition venue that provides an opportunity for current UNC Charlotte studio art students to participate in a variety of exhibitions. The gallery is designed as a flexible space where students can explore unconventional methods of display and installation, as well as juried or curated exhibitions hosted by student organizations, classes, and studio areas of study.