upcoming Rural Project Exhibition:

Waste and Want in the Rural South

ON VIEW: January 31, 2019 – March 10, 2019

Opening Reception: Thursday, January  31 | 5:00-9:00pm
Daily hours: Tuesday-Friday 2-6pm, Saturday 12-5pm

Thaddeus Jones and Ian Dillinger present unique perspectives and capture what they believe to be the essence of a culture stuck in the margins of the South. This exhibition is part of our year around artist project, the Rural Project.

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Past Rural Project Exhibition:


Among Strangers: Cuba and Saluda in Conversation


ON VIEW: NOVEMBER 08, 2018 – DECEMBER 21, 2018


Opening Reception: Thursday, November 08 | 5-9pm
Daily hours: Tuesday-Friday 2-6pm, Saturday 12-5pm

Our first Rural Project fellow exhibiton, Among Strangers: Cuba and Saluda in Conversation is an exploration of what it means to be a stranger. Yulian Martinez-Escobar and Lillian Burke will exhibit a series of collages and photographs that Document their connections and conversations throughout their travels in Cuba and Saluda, SC.

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Past Exhibition:


The Southern Disposition




Opening Exhibition: July, 5-9pm
Daily hours: Tuesday-Friday 2-6pm, Saturday 12-5pm

Indie Grits Labs is pleased to announce the opening of The Southern Disposition, an exhibition of photographs from a diverse group of Southern artists. Having sought work that “addresses and challenges the social, cultural, and physical landscapes of the South,” we are excited to showcase submissions from over 30 artists, stationed throughout the Southeast and beyond.

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Jillian Marie Browning, Painting the Rebel Flag Black (Stills), 2016


Past Exhibition:


Two Cities


On view: April 12 – June 28, 2018


Closing Exhibition: June 28, 5-9pm
Daily hours: Tuesday-Friday 2-6pm, Saturday 12-5pm

Born from a series of conversations, workshops, and community roundtables, “Two Cities” explores the idea that Columbia is not one city but two, and that these two cities are experienced as parallel worlds. The project began with an understanding that the diversity of our perspectives as well as the resources we can access as residents of Columbia are conditioned, if not curtailed, by the lived realities of racism and economic disparity, and that there are historical dynamics–shifting demographics, legacies of municipal neglect, and various modes of social exclusion–that have created a cultural force field that separates the downtown district from the North Main corridor.

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