From the Underground
In The Galleries through October 15
"What does it mean to be from the underground, come from the underground?
Oftentimes, the phrase is used in reference to hip hop music for demonstrating high levels of originality, authenticity and experimentation that is never seen in mainstream. When the culture of hip hop and art aesthetic collides, a new world is created as a result of marginalizing people who never fit into any specific mainstream art aesthetic.
From the Underground brings six artists to our front door whose works influence viewers to think differently and experience life differently. They have been here around us this entire time toiling away at their works and exhibiting them across Charlotte and her bubbling underground art scene. From photography to charcoal portraits to installation, come and see artists that represent the next generation of North Carolina's makers and creators."
- Carla Aaron-Lopez
Multidisciplinary Artist & Teacher
"Coming to you LIVE FROM THE UNDERGROUND!"
Video credit: Market Street Studios
FROM THE UNDERGROUND ARTISTS
EXPERIENCE THE EXHIBITION
Opening Reception: Meet and chat with the artists of From the Underground during this party style reception that includes a DJ and cash bar serving craft Cabarrus Brewing Company beer and wine. Thursday, August 4, 6-9 p.m. in The Galleries.
Exhibition Orientation: Artists from the exhibition share their processes and behind-the-scenes stories of their work on Thursday, August 11, 11 a.m. Free and open to anyone.
About The Galleries
The Cabarrus Arts Council curates four gallery exhibitions on the first floor of the 1876 historic Cabarrus courthouse each year. The Galleries display works by regional and national artists working in a variety of media.