August 26 – September 11, 2021

The gallery is excited to partner with UNC Charlotte College of Arts+Architecture to host artwork by and a special program with artists Lacey McKinney and Jon Verney, in connection with their show Metamorphosis at UNC Charlotte.

Originally planned by UNC Charlotte and conceived as an exhibition focused on the intersections between painting, printmaking, and photography, the show evolved over the past 18 months through ongoing conversations during the pandemic. As a result, Metamorphosis will encompass the broader and relevant themes of human existence and transformation, which are reflected visually and conceptually by each artist in their work.

A gallery-curated selection of related artwork by Lacey and Jon will be exhibited at the gallery from August 26 – September 11, 2021.

Itinerary of Events

Artists’ Talk
Saturday, September 11, 2021 | 11am

Masks required. Reservations requested.

Join us on Saturday, September 11, 2021 at 11 am for a conversation with Lacey and Jon, as they share insights into their individual processes. Lacey will provide examples of the solar printing technique she utilizes in her work, and Jon will share original, altered polaroids that give context to the related larger digital reproductions.

Be among the first to experience and collect the special selection of works from Metamorphosis at the gallery from August 26 – September 11, 2021.

The exhibition at UNC Charlotte’s Rowe Gallery runs from August 23-October 1, 2021.

About the Artists

Lacey McKinney is an artist and educator living in central New York. She received her MFA in Painting/Drawing from the State University of New York at New Paltz and her MA in Studio Art from the State University of New York at Oswego. In 2019, McKinney completed a residency at the McColl Center for Art + Innovation in Charlotte. She takes a very process-based approach to exploring human embodiment, gender, and how power structures alter our interpretations of the body.

Jon Verney is an artist and gallery professional based in Massachusetts. He received his MFA from the Stamps School of Art & Design at the University of Michigan. His process involves undoing the chemical makeup of old Polaroid pictures by exposing the images to high degrees of heat or acidic solution. This process breaks down the Polaroid from a solid image to its original fluid components and re-presents the once recognizable image into an abstract composition.