Local Arts

What’s up this week in Charlotte’s visual arts?

Larry Horowitz’s “Hint of the Bay,” 2017.
Larry Horowitz’s “Hint of the Bay,” 2017. Courtesy of Elder Gallery of Contemporary Art

Who to meet

Larry Horowitz will open a solo exhibition at Elder Gallery of Contemporary Art 6-8 p.m. May 31. In addition to the landscape paintings he is known for, Horowitz will show a collection of paintings on "amusing antiques and found objects." Millenials should go a day ahead: At the gallery's MAP (Millenial Art Program) event at 6 p.m. May 30, Horowitz will give a talk and demonstration on pastels.

What to do

Stop by New Gallery of Modern Art 7-11 p.m. May 30 to see “Black Blooded,” a new exhibition curated by Jessica Gaynelle Moss. With work by 50 different artists, this exhibition investigates how artists incorporate (or do not acknowledge) their race in their art practice. These multiple perspectives will be visible in the 70 works on view, and in the accompanying exhibition catalogue. Artists include Martin Puryear, Theaster Gates, Mickalene Thomas, Rashaad Newsom and Kerry James Marshall.

Honesty is an Actors Worst Mistake
Nathaniel Lancaster’s “Honesty is an Actor’s Worst Mistake,” 2018. Courtesy of Camp North End

Where to go

Goodyear Arts will showcase work by its three April/May artists in residence: Debora Koo, Nathaniel Lancaster and Elisa Sanchez. The exhibition opens 6-9 p.m. June 1 and will remain on view through June 23. We're pleased to see new work by artists we've been following, like Lancaster and Sanchez, and look forward to learning more about Debora Koo, a Korean native living in the region. A performance by Nelly Anderson, the May Research Resident, will take place at 7:30 p.m.

Each week, Grace Cote and Lia Newman offer Observer readers a to-do list on immersing yourself in visual arts around town. Newman is director/curator of the Van Every/Smith Galleries at Davidson College, Cote is senior coordinator at Jerald Melberg Gallery, and they collaborate on the blog HappeningsCLT (happeningsCLT.com).