Art Professor's Solo Exhibition Suggests Gallery is Sacred Space

Monday, December 5, 2016

The Fine Arts Building (FAB) Gallery at the University of Alberta, in Edmonton, Canada, presented a solo exhibition by UNC Charlotte Assistant Professor of Printmaking Erik Waterkotte November 1-26, 2016. The show, Principa Rerum de Lumine in Tenebris (The Principle of Light in Darkness), is inspired by Waterkotte's Catholic background and draws upon Masonic symbols in allusion to the multi-generational history of carpentry in his family and its relationship to his printmaking. The exhibition combined prints, videos, and installations to transform the gallery into a sort of "sacred space," building upon related investigations into the mystical in his immersive exhibition An Abridged Equinox, which the UNC Charlotte Department of Art & Art History hosted in Rowe Lower Gallery in 2014. Read a review of Principa Rerum de Lumine in Tenebris here.

Waterkotte received his MFA from the University of Alberta in 2005 and came to UNC Charlotte in 2012. He was a Summer Affiliate Artist at McColl Center for Art + Innovation in 2015. Learn more at his website.