Exploring our interests in the various connotations surrounding the word 'holes,' (NO) Vacancy is a group exhibition curated by the Carrie Secrist Gallery staff. Building upon the gallery's renewed commitment to emerging artists, (NO) Vacancy will feature a handful of makers new to our space. For example, we will show objects that study structural portals (Jamisen Ogg), emotional gaps (Paul Anthony Smith) and cosmological voids (Vincent Como). Likewise the work of gallery artists Dietrich Wegner (showing Black Oracle, a large-scale sculpture of an asshole) and Angelo Musco (Chicago debut of Xylem, an 8 x 20 feet photographic installation composed of human figures) will reveal formal chasms and imagine an environmental and sensory abyss, respectively. In general, the exhibition shies away from the notion of "wholes" in terms of trying to answer large questions about humanity and existence. Rather the work we've chosen examines architecture or framework, exposes a lacuna in personal knowledge, or nods to a cheekier and more literal use of the word hole.
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