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Current Exhibition

Lee Ko • Phillip Larrimore • Bezhad Riazi

June 22 - September 6
Closing Reception July 25 - 5:30
Artists Panel July 25 - 6:30 - 7:30

Joanne Rogers is curating a one man show of my work at her  Nine Eighteen Nine Studio Gallery.

This exhibit be up from June 22 to September 6. The opening hours are from 5 to 8. There’s a big piece 21 ft long which can be walked through, a group of my large screen pieces and “shadowcasters” such as the piece illustrated.

There will also be about seventy small pieces made of screen and canvas which I did during the quarantine. This is why the show is called “The Journey Around My Room”. I’d love to see you there!


Nine Eighteen Nine Studio Gallery Curator Joanne Rogers (left) with artist Kev Harris (right) at the opening reception for his show I AM, A Retrospective. (Photo by Grant Baldwin)

Nine Eighteen Nine Studio Gallery opened its private venue within the Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) Center in 2020. Joanne Rogers, Nine Eighteen Nine’s founder, launched the studio in 2015 with a first exhibit highlighting the work of her husband, renowned Charlotte artist Arthur Rogers Jr.

 “[Art galleries] are definitely a bridge,” she told Queen City Nerve. “When you have difficult conversations — all the social turmoil that we go through — if two people were to get together and talk, it’s more combative and you get more defensive. But, when you put it on a wall and people walk by, they can take it at their own comfort level.”

VAPA has been the home of Nine Eighteen Nine for the last couple years, as Joanne has put on exhibits such as Projected Realities, The Soul Finger Project, and America Gentrified. The space provides mentorship opportunities, skills training, networking and representation for emerging artists, with a goal to support local artists of color, and to make them feel seen by their peers and neighbors.

Story and image credit: QC Nerve