The Southern Disposition

Indie Grits Labs is pleased to announce the opening of The Southern Disposition, Thursday, July 26, 2018.

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 photographers, stationed throughout the Southeast and beyond. Exploring their work, viewers will see common responses emerge: feelings of emotional, physical, and cultural dislocation. There are familiar moments of melancholy and nostalgia, countered with bold expressions of the marginalized experience within the Southern context. Alongside this, there is a sense of something shifting, signs of an uneasy transition. In a place typically inhospitable to minority voices, the power of the traditional majority is called into question with images of its underlying fragility; and within the expressions of displacement, even within the very act of creating these images, there is a suggestion of defiance – hope for a new generation, struggling to claim its place. This is the Southern Disposition.

July 26, 2018 | 5-9pm

Old Soldier’s Reunion, Newton, NC, Aaron Canipe, 2014


Opening Reception

Join us for an opening party celebrating the exhibition of The Southern Disposition. Free and open to the public! Complimentary refreshments with beer and wine available to purchase. We will also have a limited run of exhibition booklets for sale.

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Participating Artists:

Jennifer Albarracin – Springfield, VA
Banjo Adkins – Columbia, SC
Michael Borowski – Blacksburg, VA
Jillian Marie Browning – Ocala, FL
Shauna Caldwell – Banner Elk, NC
Aaron Canipe – Winston Salem, NC
Denton Cruser – West Columbia, SC
Chelle Delaney – San Antonio, TX
Jake Francek – Rock Hill, SC
Erin Gordon – Ocala, FL
Kenneth Guthrie – Chicago, IL
Ron Hagell – Columbia, SC
Amy Herman – Charlotte, NC
Caroline Herring – Hartsville, SC
Luke Hodges – Columbia, SC
Alec Kaus – Athens, GA
Epiphany Knedler – Greenville, NC
Demetria Marie Mosley – Gastonia, NC
Andy McMillan – Charlotte, NC
Anthony Milian – Lyman, SC
Caroline Mobley – Columbia, SC
Andrea Morales – Memphis, TN
Jared Ragland – Birmingham, AL
John F. Rash – Oxford, MS
Jonathan Caleb Sauls – Rock Hill, SC
Sophia Schultz – Sarasota, FL
Susan Smith – North, SC
Ariana Smoak – Lexington, SC
Michala Stewart – Columbia, SC
Steven Tapia – Columbia, SC
Hamilton Ward – Belmont, NC
Eli Warren – Taylors, SC
Jaishree Webster – West Columbia, SC
Alyssa Leigh Willey – Bluffton, SC