WHO TO MEET
Charlotteans have three opportunities this week to meet New York-based artist Robert Lazzarini and see his new two- and three-dimensional works. First, from 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 14, the artist opens a solo exhibition, “wound,” at SOCO Gallery. Then, the artist exhibits new paintings and sculptures (mostly from his ongoing exploration of Sharon Tate) Friday evening in an exhibition entitled “the flowering.” That takes place in the fifth-floor expansion space at the Mint Museum Uptown. Lazzarini will give an artist talk 2-3 p.m. Nov. 17, also at the Mint. Lazzarini’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally since 1995. He currently lives in New York but has maintained a connection to the Charlotte region through exhibitions at the Mint and Davidson College, both in 2006, and a 2015 residency at the McColl Center for Art + Innovation.
Each week, Grace Cote and Lia Newman offer Observer readers a to-do list on immersing yourself in visual arts around town. Newman is director/curator of the Van Every/Smith Galleries at Davidson College, Cote is senior coordinator at Jerald Melberg Gallery, and they collaborate on the blog HappeningsCLT (happeningsCLT.com). For a seasonlong visual arts calendar, go to: https://www.charlotte observer.com/entertainment /arts-culture/article 217677675.html.
Robert Lazzarini’s “wound” – including “S1,” 2018 – opens Nov. 14 at SOCO Gallery.