January 16 – March 15, 2024
Reception: March 14, 5:30-7:30pm
Milwaukee-based artist Nicole Shaver is fascinated by the intersection of art and science, specifically geology. This exhibition is a compelling exploration that delves deep into the intricate interplay between art, science, and the localized geological heritage. At its core lies the inclusion of UNC Charlotte’s geology collection, a treasure typically concealed from public view, much like the concealed core material of our Earth, the metaphorical backbone of our universe.
In Erratic Accretion, we embark on a visual journey that combines a dynamic fusion of artistic elements, including the masterful use of India ink drawings, redacted field guides, collaged textbooks, and altered photographs. These elements become a critical lens through which we scrutinize how information is shared and how it shapes our perceptions of truth. By presenting the University's hidden geology collection and shedding light on the influence of trusted materials and sources, this exhibition invites viewers to participate in a broader discourse at the crossroads of art, science, and the preservation of knowledge. It advocates for a more inclusive and open approach to knowledge dissemination, prompting us to question who possesses the authority to define what is true and ultimately influencing our collective understanding of science and the Earth's history.
"Through my artistic practice, I invite viewers to engage in a dialogue between the past and the present, the natural and the human-made. By manipulating and rearranging these materials, I highlight the inherent beauty found within the seemingly mundane. The resulting assemblages become a visual representation of the transformative power of time, erosion, and human intervention."
Morph- 2023 Senior Graphic Design Exhibition
November 27 - December 15
Reception: November 30, 2023 - 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Graduating seniors receiving their Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design present their final thesis projects in an exhibition entitled Morph in the Lambla Gallery, Nov 27 - Dec 15. The reception on November 30 celebrates their accomplishments and invites the artists to talk about their works.
2023 Global Studies
October 31 - November 14
Reception: November 1, 1:00-3:00
Celebrating experiences from the 2023 study abroad program. Students and faculty from all departments in the College of Arts + Architecture exhibit projects completed while traveling the world, from Italy to Japan.