If you were at Tegan and Sara’s concert at the Fillmore last year, you might have caught this indie-rock outfit opening up the night with a stellar set full of vocal harmonies. Lucius, fronted by Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig, sings every bit of their songs together — never failing to produce a harmony as they present songs from their debut album, Wildewoman. Catch them on this night as the opening act for My Morning Jacket. (Jeff Hahne)
This is the last of the Charlotte garage-rock band’s July residency at Snug Harbor, so they’re making it a good one. Aside from their own talents, the bill is rounded out by GT (a trio based out of Birmingham, Alabama), and locals The Business People and Pleather. That last one — a newer project featuring Paint Fumes’ Elijah Von Cramen — has been hitting our radar often. (Jeff Hahne)
For years, folks at The Light Factory have provided Charlotteans with exhibits and educational classes in the realm of contemporary art and photography. So, it’s no wonder that LF members should have an exhibition to show off the stuff that they’ve been creating.
Folks with a love for art and Forensic Files will find this new exhibit of works by interdisciplinary artist Alix Lambert to be a compelling look at crime and humanity. But there's more than finger prints to this exhibit, which takes its title from a claymation piece that Lambert worked on with other Charlotte filmmakers. Two animals share a cell in the flick that's designed to capture the essence of prison life. Free admission
Following LaCa’s two-year anniversary and an impressive showcase of works seen in its Collective exhibit comes this new exhibit that places an emphasis on printmaking. Works by five Latin American artists —Guillermo Kuitca, Fernando De Szyszlo, Carlos Cruz-Diez, Oswaldo Guayasamin and Wifredo Lam — will be on view. Reception on June 11, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Free admission
The body is a beautiful thing, but this exhibit is focused not on its natural state but rather on artistic expression. Highlighting 21st century trends in tattoos, piercings, manicures, jewelry and accessories, the exhibit focuses on the creative ways we embellish our skin. The exhibit includes 100 objects by artists and designers, including Naomi Yasuda, who has a claim to fame for work on Madonna’s fingernails.
Fans of Henri Matisse, the renowned 20th century French artist, will find this exhibit as insightful as it is artsy. It features 80 paintings and illustrations from his art books, including Jazz. Highlights from the exhibit include "Le Cow-boy" (The Cowboy), "Le lanceur de couteax" (The Knife Thrower) and the striking, "Icarus."
You can depend on the Gantt Center to come up with fresh ideas for exhibits. Using things like comics and sci-fi, this new collection displays social, political and cultural views. This exhibit opens at the same time as two others Charlotte Collects Elizabeth Catlett: A Centennial Celebration and Afri-COBRA Now: An Aesthetic Collection. Plan for a long day and take it all in.