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Christian calls the piece “You Had to Be Here.”

The show opened Friday and will run through June 17.

Christian has done several other large-scale works, but they were drawn right on the walls. This is the first that won’t be erased when the show is over.

“After the exhibition, it will get rolled up in a massive tube and, who knows after that?” he says. “I may rework it again, as I’m prone to do.”

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Online:

CAM Raleigh http://camraleigh.org/

Western Exhibitions http://westernexhibitions.com/christian/

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A. Breed is a national writer, based in Raleigh, N.C. He can be reached at features(at)ap.org. Follow him on Twitter at http://twitter.com/(hash)!/AllenGBreed