Exhibitions


Current Exhibition:

 
 

An Unclear View

ON VIEW: September 26, 2019 – November 22, 2019

Location: Indie Grits Labs | 1013 Duke Ave.
Opening Reception: Thursday | September 26 | 5:00-9:00pm

Indie Grits Labs is pleased to announce the opening of “An Unclear View”, an exhibition exploring manipulation and photographic truth.

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Past Rural Project Exhibition:

 

Lower Richland StoryLab: Places of Freedom

ON VIEW: July 4, 2019 – September 15, 2019

Location: Columbia Museum of Art | Community Gallery

Reception & Book Reveal: Thursday, August 1 | 6:00-8:00pm
Screening of Student Films: Thursday, September 5 | 6:00-8:00pm
Daily hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 10am-5pm

Places of Freedom is a collection of poems, essays, photos, and films created by the students of the Lower Richland StoryLab. This collection reflects their perspectives and meditations on what freedom looks like in the rural South. This exhibition is part of our year around artist project, the Rural Project.

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Past Rural Project Exhibition:

 

Spells for the Freeman / Liberation of Land Through Breath

ON VIEW: March 21, 2019 – June 13, 2019

Opening Reception: Thursday, March 21 | 5:00-9:00pm
Closing Reception: Thursday, June 13 | 5:00-9:00pm
Daily hours: Tuesday-Friday 2-6pm, Saturday 12-5pm

This body of work speaks towards the commodification of land. It specifically addresses the evaporation of Black spaces, namely the slow yet obvious demise of the Black community, as it has always been central to Black culture.This exhibition is part of our year around artist project, the Rural Project.

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past 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

 

ON VIEW: JULY 26 – SEPTEMBER 27, 2018

 

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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