Groundwork: Tracings, Excavations and Burials

WHAT: CPCC Pease Gallery will host a solo show of work by Zachary Tate Porter titled, “Groundwork: Tracings, Excavations and Burials” September 16 -November 1, 2013. Zachary Tate Porter

Porter is currently a doctoral candidate in the School of Architecture at Georgia Tech in Atlanta. His work draws upon his architectural education, as well as influences from other fields such as archaeology and cartography. Characterized by their use of topographic surveys, textual fragments and found artifacts, Porter’s drawings and models construct complex narratives that connect the viewer to imaginative landscapes. These landscapes, which often serve as sites for sacred events such as excavations, burials and outdoor sermons, confront questions of figure and ground, and ritual and place.

Porter received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in architecture from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. There, he won awards for Best Graduate Thesis and Excellence in Critical Exploration. At Georgia Tech he has served as the Organizing Committee Chair for the First Annual Doctoral Symposium and is a recipient of the Georgia Institute of Technology Presidential Fellowship. His work has been exhibited regionally and published online through “The Architectural Review Folio” as well as “The Draftery.”

September 16 – November 1, 2013
10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Monday – Thursday
Opening Reception: September 16, 5 – 7 p.m.

Artist Lecture: October 17, noon in Pease Auditorium

WHERE: Pease Gallery, CPCC Central Campus, Pease Lane, Charlotte, NC  28204

CONTACT: For more information, please contact Grace Cote at 704.330.2722 ext. 3183 or at