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September 2013

Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, NC, Features Works by Zachary Tate Porter

Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, NC, will present Groundwork: Tracings, Excavations and Burials, featuring works by Zachary Tate Porter, on view in the CPCC Pease Gallery, from Sept. 16 through Nov. 1, 2013. A reception will be held on Sept. 16, from 5-7pm.

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.”

An Artist Lecture will be offered on Oct.17, at noon. in Pease Auditorium

Central Piedmont Community College is the largest community college in North Carolina, offering nearly 300 degree, diploma 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. Established in 1963, CPCC is celebrating 50 years of service to Mecklenburg County residents, business and industry.

For further information check our NC Institutional Gallery listings, call Grace Cote at 704/330.2722 ext. 3183 or e-mail to (grace.cote@cpcc.edu).

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