Located in the Thomas I. Storrs Building on the UNC Charlotte campus, the Storrs Gallery showcases professional and student work relating to the curriculum in the School of Architecture and the creative endeavors of the College. To receive information about upcoming exhibitions, please click here.
Micah Cash: Waffle House Vistas
August 8 – September 20
Reception: August 29, 6-8 pm
Waffle House Vistas focuses on the built environment as seen through the windows of Waffle House restaurants across the southeastern United States. The images contemplate the surrounding architecture of habitat and commerce through the lens of a southern cultural icon.These photographs ask viewers to look up from their hash browns and acknowledge the institutions and structures that create real, yet rarely acknowledged boundaries that feel impossible to break through for many in this country.
Photographer Micah Cash visited 60 restaurants in nine states, including rural, suburban, and urban locations, and documented the surrounding landscape and architecture as a way to ask questions about our society and our social, economic, and political divisions. The images look out from booths and chairs, placing the viewer as a witness to the intertwined narratives of poverty, transience, economics, and politics.
Image: Micah Cash, Store #1449: Calvert City, Kentucky, 2018, archival pigment print
Storrs Gallery is open Monday-Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Adam Justice, Director of Galleries
About the CoA+A Gallery System
The mission of the College of Arts + Architecture gallery system is to create lively forums in which the curious encounter the work of global, regional, and local artists through diverse media and dynamic exchanges that are nourished by the intellectual and creative life of the university. Our programming will echo crossovers of the visual arts, architecture, music, theatre, and dance inherent to the College of Arts + Architecture at UNC Charlotte. We seek to provide a haven for experimentation, to invigorate the environments we occupy, and to amplify the means to engage art and design in our community.