Friday Night 3/28 Reception – The Danger of Plastics

Sustain Me Baby Opening Reception
March 28, 2014 – 6:00 PM
Center City Gallery

The Projective Eye Gallery presents Sustain Me Baby, March 28-June 26. Sustain Me Baby combines the work of two artists, portraying the danger of plastics we cannot recycle. Joyce Dallal’s “The Other Toy Story” is a 10-foot baby that is fed during the opening reception with plastic toys. While the giant baby evokes a sense of play, it also illustrates through scale that the waste we leave behind today will be a massive problem for the next generation.

Surrounding this centerpiece sculpture will be photographs from Chris Jordan’s Midway series. These powerful images are a sobering document of dead baby albatrosses, whose stomachs bear the remains of plastics fed to them by their parents, who mistake the trash for food.

The opening reception on March 28 includes original choreography by Mark Diamond, performed by North Carolina Dance Theatre 2.

Reception Location: UNCC Center City Building
320 E. 9TH St.

This exhibition is part of the Keeping Watch Initiative and is supported in part by a grant from the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources.

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