McColl Center for Art + Innovation, at 721 North Tryon Street, is free to visit, and also hosts many free events for the public.
Stimulus: Space, Place, and Body
Thursday, November 7th, 2019
6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Fall 2019 artists-in-residence Anna Garner and Pablo Rasgado and visiting artist Carolina Maki Kitagawa will discuss the use of sculpture as a medium to examine the movement of bodies in private and public space. Their work considers architecture, the presence of other bodies, and signs of power through spatial relations and visual symbols such as police cars or traffic signs.
The artists, along with McColl Center visiting curator Laura Ritchie and UNC Charlotte College of Arts and Architecture Director of Galleries Adam Justice, will examine how performative staging and/or interactions with sculptural structures can reorient normative relations to material space, thus questioning ingrained power dynamics and perceptions of control over one’s own or another body. By activating and deactivating inanimate forms, space, place, and the body, each becomes malleable to envision new possibilities.
The Stimulus series of conversations offers you deeper insight into the work and ideas of contemporary artists. These sessions aim to make connections between the McColl Center and our constantly evolving local arts community.
Thursday, November 14th, 2019
6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
You’re invited to The Outcome, a party to celebrate the closing of the fall 2019 artist residency season at McColl Center. Come see what artists-in-residence Anna Garner, Jason H. Green, Lacey McKinney, Pablo Rasgado, Sherrill Roland, and Brittney Leeanne Williams have been working on during their residencies.
While you’re here, and for a deeper understanding of their practice, ask the artists the following questions:
– What inspires your artwork?
– What themes do you pursue?
– What subjects inspire you?
– Who are your biggest influences?
Live music provided by Alfred Sergel IV, playing his original music which fuses pop melodic undertones with a classic jazz piano trio. We’ll also have a beer and wine bar and more ways to engage with art and creativity.