For five decades, the artist and activist, poet and performer TJ Reddy has challenged, educated, and inspired the Charlotte community and beyond, through the power and beauty of his paintings and words.
The Projective Eye Gallery is proud to present a retrospective of Reddy’s life of creativity in Everything is Everything June 30 – August 20, with an opening reception on July 20.
The exhibition includes imagery from many different bodies of work – King Warrior Magician Lover, Psychological Castration, Blues Men and Women, Scenes for the Teacher, Family Portraits, Havoc in Haiti, Savanah Scenes, poetry books, and papers – all made during a courageous life triumphant in its affirmations.
TJ Reddy is an alumnus of UNC Charlotte, receiving undergraduate degrees in history and sociology and a masters degree in education. While at UNC Charlotte, he helped to form the Black Student Union and the Africana Studies Department. His papers are housed in the J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections.