2021-2022 Exhibitions

Migrating Borders
August 23 - October 13

An interactive exhibition by Lidia Klein and Marc Manack, professors in the School of Architecture, that explores the contrary dynamics inherent in architectural borders. 

Michael Swisher, A Retrospective
October 25 - December 6

A celebratory exhibition of the 30-year career of Associate Professor of Architecture Emeritus Michael Swisher.

SAY IT LOUD - North Carolina
January 28 - March 11

Presented by Beyond the Built Environment and the North Carolina chapters of the National Organization of Minority Architects (NCNOMA) and the American Institute of Architects (AIANC), SAY IT LOUD - North Carolina is part of a national initiative to elevate the identities and contributions of minority architects and designers.

SoA: The First 50
March 25 - April 21

In celebration of the School of Architecture's 50th anniversary, the Lambla Gallery will host a collection of exemplary work by UNC Charlotte architecture alumni that has addressed challenges and opportunities in architecture and related fields across the decades.

Past Exhibitions

Spring 2020

Palimpsest: Ceramic Works by Carlos Estévez
January 13 – March 27
Receptions: February 20, 6:00-8:00 pm; February 21, 12:30-1:30 pm

Cuban-American artist Carlos Estévez is known for his draftsman style and focus on surrealistic subjects. Many of his works visually reference architectural studies and mechanical diagrams. This exhibition is a culmination of three ceramic series Estévez produced between 2016-2018. Two series were produced by Estévez during a residency at the McColl Center for Art + Innovation in 2016. The collective body of work focuses on the relationship between visual art and literature. Each installation is inspired by a celebrated Hispanic writer. Bestiary, consisting of 19 ceramic platters, was inspired by Dulce María Loynaz (1902-1997), a Cuban poet whose works are often considered precursors to magical realism in literature. Domestic Zoology, a dinnerware set for 12 people, was inspired by the Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986), whose works are known for their dreamlike subjects and complex symbolism. The third installation, consisting of 11 plates, was a collaboration between Estévez and Antonio Orlando Rodríguez, a contemporary Cuban fiction writer who recently won the renowned Alfaguara Prize.

A recipient of the Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters & Sculptors Grant, the Cintas Foundation Fellowship in Visual Arts, and the Grand Prize in the First Salon of Contemporary Cuban Art in Havana, Carlos Estévez was born and raised in Cuba and moved to Miami in 2004, where he lives and works.

Fall 2019

Micah Cash: Waffle House Vistas
August 8 – September 20

Waffle House Vistas focuses on the built environment as seen through the windows of Waffle House restaurants from across the southeastern United States. Charlotte photographer Micah Cash visited 60 restaurants in nine states and documented the surrounding landscape and architecture as a way to ask questions about our society and our social, economic, and political divisions. His photographs ask viewers to look up from their hash browns and acknowledge the institutions and structures that create real, yet rarely acknowledged boundaries that feel impossible to break through for many in this country.

Global Studies Exhibition 2019
October 1-9

Students in the College of Arts + Architecture reflect on their 2019 study abroad experiences through sketches, notes, analytical diagrams, photographs, collages, measured drawings, videos, installations, and more.

Alice Gosti: Material Deviance in Contemporary American Culture
October 14 – November 15
Performances: October 17 & 18, 6-8 pm

Material Deviance in Contemporary American Culture takes a sideways look at our object-based reality. Reflecting stuff-centered culture back to ourselves, this dream state passes through shame, nostalgia, patriotism, and the weight of inheritance. Choreographer and hybrid performance artist Alice Gosti asks, Do objects imbued with so much of our worth start to take over and take on a life of their own?

Gosti is an Italian-American choreographer and performance artist based in Seattle and Italy. In 2016 she received the prestigious National Dance Project from the New England Foundation for the Arts for the production and touring of Material Deviance in Contemporary American Culture.

The presentation of Alice Gosti was made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts' National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.