Art and Art History

Reception in the CAB Gallery


CULTURAL ARTS GALLERY

GALLERY HOURS: MONDAY–FRIDAY, NOON–4 P.M. (Closed Fridays during summer months) 

The Art Gallery is on the ground floor of the Cultural Arts Building, near the building’s main entrance. The Cultural Arts Building is located on the corner of Randall Parkway and Reynolds Drive on the UNCW campus and can be accessed from South College Road or Racine Drive. Visitor parking is in front of the box office entrance to the building. 


Click here to view a PDF of the 2018–19 gallery schedule


Summer 2018

AARON WILCOX: SWIMMERS
July 12–August 24

AARON WILCOX: Swimmers

Thursday, July 12

Opening Reception: 5:30–7:00 p.m.
UNCW CULTURAL ARTS GALLERY

Swimmers is an exhibition of portraits, artifacts and text that tell the story of a group of warriors and explorers through the Warring States Period and the early Unification of China during the Qin Dynasty. Seen through the eyes of the archaeologist who made the discovery, the exhibition weaves the swimmers into the rich fabric of Chinese history. (Image: Sentry Swimmer, 2017, by Aaron Wilcox, Stoneware. Image courtesy of the artist.)



Fall 2018

MICHAEL AURBACH: SOLO EXHIBITION
August 30–September 30

MICHAEL AURBACH: Cassandra

Thursday, August 30
Opening Reception: 5:30–7:00 p.m.

UNCW CULTURAL ARTS GALLERY

Michael Aurbach is a Professor of Art, Emeritus at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. For the last three decades his socially inspired sculpture has addressed issues associated with identity, death, institutional power, and contemporary forms of scholarship. He has been the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including support from National Endowment for the Arts, the Southern Arts Federation and the Tennessee Arts Commission. (Image: Cassandra, 2016, by Michael Aurbach, Mixed Media. Image courtesy of the artist.)


POWER TO THE ZINE!
(This exhibition has been postponed due to Hurricane Florence)

POWER TO THE ZINE!: Zine covers


Zines (shortened from the word “magazines”) are small, independent publications that come in the form of mini pamphlets or DIY magazines and have long been an underground or counter-cultural vehicle for personal and political expression. This exhibit celebrates zines from a variety of sources and collections.

 

FALL SENIOR EXHIBITION
November 29–December 15

Thursday, November 29
Opening Reception: 5:30–7 p.m.

UNCW CULTURAL ARTS GALLERY

The Senior Exhibition is the culmination of study in studio art. The exhibition is
juried by the studio art faculty and mounted by graduating seniors. It is the
capstone event for studio art majors.


Spring 2019

GENE A. FELICE II: SOLO exhibition
January 17–February 23

GENE FELICE: Transflux exhibition opening


Thursday, January 17
Opening Reception: 5:30–7 p.m.
UNCW CULTURAL ARTS GALLERY

The Department’s newest faculty member bridges his creative practice across art, science, education and design. Gene Felice’s hybrid practice grows at the intersection of nature and technology, developing interactive work using a variety of input and output sources such as bio and eco sensors, motion, sound and light. His projected video and animated imagery transform two dimensional surfaces and architectural structures into three-dimensional storytelling systems. He also employs ecologically minded materials through hybrid fabrication methods such as 3D printing, CNC milling & laser cutting, combining digital and analog technologies to create innovative 3-dimensional work. (Image: Installation image from Transflux, 2015, Mixed media. Image courtesy of the artist.)

 

REFLECTIONS ON COLORISM:
ART AS AN ALTERNATIVE MIRROR

February 28–April 5

REFLECTIONS ON COLORISM: "Consort" by Camille Hoffman

Thursday, February 28
Opening Reception: 5:30–7:00 p.m.
UNCW CULTURAL ARTS GALLERY

Reflections on Colorism, curated by Dr. Sarah L. Webb, investigates the history and trajectory of colorism—bias based on skin tone across races—through documentary and speculative works of art. This exhibit juxtaposes traditional, mainstream attitudes about complexion and other racialized features with imaginings of new narratives and alternative visions. (Image: Consort, 2014, by Camille Hoffman, Oil on linen. Image courtesy of the artist.)


SPRING SENIOR EXHIBITION
April 11–May 11

Thursday, April 11
Reception: 5:30–7 p.m.


The Senior Exhibition is the culmination of study in studio art. The exhibition is
juried by the studio art faculty and mounted by graduating seniors. It is the
capstone event for studio art majors.




CAB ART GALLERY LOCATION

The Art Gallery is located on the ground floor of the Cultural Arts Building, near the building’s main entrance. The Cultural Arts Building is located on the corner of Randall Parkway and Reynolds Drive on the UNCW campus. To access either from South College Road or Racine Drive, take a left as you enter the campus area onto Randall Parkway. There is visitor parking directly in front of the Box Office entrance to the building.

THE MEZZANINE GALLERY at the CULTURAL ARTS BUILDING

hosts student solo, group, and curated exhibits. Students are eligible to submit exhibition proposals accompanied by a student lecture, which are vetted by the faculty. Faculty members also organize student exhibitions in the space. All exhibitions and lectures are free and open to the public.

The Mezzanine Gallery is located on the second floor of the Cultural Arts Building. The Cultural Arts Building is located on the corner of Randall Parkway and Reynolds Drive on the UNCW campus. To access either from South College Road or Racine Drive, take a left as you enter the campus area onto Randall Parkway. There is visitor parking directly in front of the Box Office entrance to the building.