RC Hagans

Artist's Statement:


I've been told I'm a contradiction, I like to think of it as embracing both sides of the same coin. 

Inspired by current events, ancient symbols, pin-ups, religion, and dumb jokes; I use every and all medium in a process I liken to a Pentecostal believer being filled with The Spirit and "speaking in tongues." I'm the vessel, but the message is kept pure by inviting the viewer to interpret. Is it unsettling or beautiful? Tasteful or crass? Reverent or blasphemy? Or, everything at once, all the time?  



2016     Solo Exhibition "Lost in a Dream." SCENE Gallery; Birmingham, AL

2016     Solo Exhibition "Throw Away." The Bends; St. Petersburg, FL

2015     Group Show "Quarterly Art Soirée." Webster Hall; New York, NY

2015     Group Show "Gold Rush." Rush Philanthropic auction; New York, NY 

2015     Solo Exhibition, "Pardon Our Progress". Avondale, The Hound,                  Hamilton's on Magnolia, Prevail Union; Auburn, AL

2015     Solo Exhibition, "Secession".  East Village Social; New York, NY

2014     Solo Exhibition, "Worse For Wear".  Studio #410; Birmingham, AL

2014     Solo Exhibition, "Song and Moonshine".  Perch Gallery; Auburn, AL

2014     Group Show, "Pop-Up".  Camp Stamp; Auburn, AL

2014     Group Show, "World's First Drive Through Art Gallery".  Seale, AL

2013     Solo Exhibition, "Present, Future, Past".  The Color Room; Auburn,            AL

2013     Solo Exhibition, "After All".  Bell & Bragg;  Auburn, AL

2013     Group Show, "Handle With Care".  Houston, TX

2013     Solo Exhibition, "Out of Place".  The Rail Yard; Opelika, AL  

2011     Group Show, "Denied and Underexposed".  Montgomery, AL

2010     Group Show, "Denied and Underexposed".  Montgomery, AL

2008     Solo Exhibition, "Drinking & Drawing".  8th & Rail; Opelika, AL


Collaborative Projects:

2016     Teepee. Traveling Installation, with Butch Anthony 

2015     Gallery Pop-Up.  Matter Creative Studio, with Michael              c          Stricklin. Montgomery, AL

2014     Opelika Trading Company Pop-Up Storefront, with Loyal Stricklin.              Opelika, AL

2014     World's First Drive Through Art Gallery, with Butch Anthony, Niek            Wagemans, and Diederick Kraaijeveld.  Seale, AL


Mural Works: 

2016     Bonnaroo Entrance. Manchester, TN

2015     Solstice III: Awakening.  Charleston, SC 

2014     Perch Song & Moonshine Mural.  Auburn, AL 

2014     Billy Reid Shindig Mural.  Florence, AL

2013-14  Overall Co. Mural.  Opelika, AL

2013     Murals at The Rail Yard.  Opelika, AL 

2004-13  Casa Hogar Mami Orphanage Mural Project.  Reynosa, Mexico 













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