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April 2013

Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, NC, Features Works by Kit Kube

Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, NC, will present Turbulent Trajectories, featuring a solo exhibition of work by Charlotte artist Kit Kube, on view in Ross Gallery II, from Apr. 3 through June 14, 2013. An opening reception will be held on Apr. 17, from 6-8pm and a lecture will be offered on Apr. 19, at noon.

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. Kube 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.

Central Piedmont Community College is the largest community college in North Carolina, offering close to 300 degree and certification programs, customized corporate training, market-focused continuing

education, and special interest classes. CPCC is academically, financially and geographically accessible to all citizens of Mecklenburg County. In 2002, the National Alliance of Business named CPCC the Community College of the Year for its response to the workforce and technology needs of local employers and job seekers through innovative educational and training strategies.

For further information check our NC Institutional Gallery listings, call Grace Cote at 704/330-6211 or e-mail to (grace.cote@cpcc.edu).

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