Reception: Waffle House Vistas

Waffle House scene
August 29, 2019 - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Storrs Gallery

Storrs Gallery presents Waffle House Vistas, August 8 through September 20. Waffle House Vistas focuses on the built environment as seen through the windows of Waffle House restaurants from across the southeastern United States. The collected 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.

Charlotte 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.