The Projective Eye Gallery, located in UNC Charlotte Center City, will present "Murmurs on the Other Side of Light," surreal paintings of the life of the shadow by Guyanese artist Stanley Greaves from Friday, Nov. 22, through Friday, Jan. 3.
A celebrated Caribbean artist, Greaves is known for a lifetime of creating surrealistic narrative accounts of Guyana’s politically tumultuous period during the 1960s, 70s and 80s. More recently, his psychosocially charged paintings have depicted shadow forms. In this series, the shadow has its own life, forever elusive and symbolic of the “collective unconscious.” These dark figures move with celebration, triumph and the playfulness of a child, presented from the wise and long-lived perspective of a Caribbean surrealist in his 70s.
The Projective Eye Gallery, part of the UNC Charlotte College of Arts + Architecture, is open seven days a week, from 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM.
James Cook, professor of psychology in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, is the first recipient of the Provost’s Faculty Award for Community Engagement.
Established in 2012, the award honors a tenured faculty member whose teaching, research and service embodies the university’s commitment to civic involvement and whose work strengthens the relationship between UNC Charlotte and the larger community.
A community psychologist, Cook has established collaborative relationships of reciprocity and trust with community partners. According to Chancellor Philip L. Dubois, Cook is “a leader in developing community-university partnerships that can foster and sustain changes that improve the quality of life for North Carolina’s citizens.”