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September 2011

McColl Center for Visual Art in Charlotte, NC, Offers Works by Michael Gayk & Carrie M. Becker

The McColl Center for Visual Art in Charlotte, NC, will present the exhibit, ELEMENTS, featuring works by Michael Gayk and Carrie M. Becker, on view from Sept. 2 through Jan. 7, 2012. A reception will be held on Sept. 23, from 6-9pm.

Michael Gayk is a metalsmith and digital sculptor working with combinations of hardware and sensory data searching for novel ways to develop 3D form and meaningful context. His current work investigates the relationship between decorative craft and definitions of technological ‘body’. His interests probe historic methods of object making and the evolution of digital technology as an evocative medium. He is a contributor and 3D Output Coordinator for The Studio at SIGGRAPH (Special Interest Group on Graphics and Interactive Techniques).

Carrie M. Becker enjoys experimenting with her sculptural materials. Through the manipulation of fabric as a rather malleable substrate, she finds that it can be sewn, filled, encased in plastic and wax and built up as the need allows. Since she feels more connected to her work when it can address something more than mere formalism, she seeks to identify the created forms as knowns that are somewhat identifiable. Her soft form sculptures can be likened to many invisible things around us, made larger. These include germs, microbes, dust, and spores.

For further information check our NC Institutional Gallery listings, call the Center at 704/332-5535 or at (


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