THE LAB

The Lab is a dedicated venue for installation, time-based media, sound, and light. It is not afraid to showcase the fruit of visual experimentation, and it does not require a ‘finished product’ or an ‘established artist.’


THANK YOU 2024 EXHIBITION SPONSORS

98.3 THE COAST, BOULEVARD INN & BISTRO, SILVER BEACH PIZZA, KRUGGEL LAWTON CPA, TABOR HILL WINERY & RESTAURANT, THE JOHN DEVRIES INSURANCE AGENCY


IN THE LAB: OUTSIDE IN – WORKS ON COLLECTION AND MEMORY BY JACOB LEHMANN

March 30-May 12

“Swelling up from the mud of the Blue Ridge Mountains,” Jacob Lehmann is a multi–media artist from Clemson, SC. Trained as a painter, Lehmann’s Outside In expands his paintings into “sites” that also include sculpture and found objects, all representing the interior spaces in which memories are produced. For Lehmann, these artworks revisit personal memories bouncing between his parents’ suburban and his grandparents’ rural homes, playing video games and shucking corn, losing his grandmother, and growing up queer in Southern Appalaccia. Lehmann’s sites are “attempts at rebuilding what cannot be obtained, attempting to touch what cannot be reached. In this way, I am balancing grief and joy.”

EXHIBITION PROGRAMMING

Learn more about the work on view during special tours, artist talks, and virtual events. Some programs require advance registration. See all exhibition programs by clicking here.


Additional links, artist chats, and videos can be found on KAC’s Facebook page by clicking here.


ARTIST OPPORTUNITIES

Interested in exhibiting in The Lab? Any emerging visual artist residing in the United States is welcome to apply. Participants must propose an art installation to fit within a 367-square-foot gallery space by completing our online Exhibition Proposal Form, available by clicking here. Materials will vary and may include time-based media, sound, and light.

Exhibition proposals are reviewed on an ongoing basis and held for 2 years. Due to the quantity received, we will contact you only in the event of an exhibition opportunity. 

Artists and curators are encouraged to review The Lab gallery plan by clicking here to ensure proposals are scaled appropriately.