CPCC will host a solo exhibition of work by Charlotte artist Kit Kube titled, “Turbulent Trajectories.”
Through his kinetic sculpture, Kube explores spheres of movement, visual feedback and interaction with found artifacts, forging symbiotic affinities with elemental forces such as gravity and angular momentum. In “Turbulent Trajectories,” remnants from our mechanistic past are reinvented, incorporating movement, light and shadow. The pieces challenge viewers to reinterpret connections to their surroundings.
Kinetic sculpture is defined as three-dimensional artwork with parts that move, or are in motion. The motion of the work can be provided in varied ways – through elemental forces, mechanics or human interaction. A notable example of kinetic sculpture in Charlotte is “Cascade” by Jean Tinguely, currently displayed in the lobby of the Carillon building. Kube was selected by Tinguely’s estate to restore the piece, repairs that included allowing it to move again, according to Tinguely’s original design.
In his own work, Kube is a kinetic sculptor who investigates scientific, cultural and spiritual concepts through the creation of public and private art. He produces sculpture using artifacts, movement, light, and shadow. Kit exploits the aesthetics of the material and its structure, how it is held in space, and the use of light and shadow to change its intrinsic characteristics.
WHEN: April 3 – June 14; 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Opening Reception: Wednesday, April 17; 6 – 8 p.m.
Artist Lecture: Friday, April 19; noon
WHERE: Ross Gallery II, Overcash Building
CONTACT: For more information, please contact Grace Cote at 704.330.6211 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.