O-Town Arts: Creating AbsencePast
Show Runs August 16 – November 23, 2013
Opening Reception August 16th from 7 to 9 PM
Utah Museum of Contemporary Art is pleased to present Creating Absence, the first curated show for the Locals Only gallery. The exhibition assembled by the Ogden-based collective O-Town Arts includes works by Bruce Case, Holly Jarvis, Derek Rigby, and Josh Winegar.
Creating Absence is an intriguing investigation into the peculiar nature of everyday practices and rituals that often overshadow our lived experience. This group show reorients basic concepts of presence and absence by creating false spaces that become real only through the viewer’s experience of the exhibition,” says Associate Curator Rebecca Maksym. “The removal of context from the actual work creates a void. Absence no longer signals merely a lack, rather absence becomes another meta-level of space, an emptiness that ironically reveals alternative channels for interpretation and meaning.”
Image courtesy of the artist.
Special thanks to Zoo, Arts and Parks, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the UMOCA Ambassador’s Circle and Slug Magazine for their support. Also, a special thank you to j. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah for their kind collaboration.
Media sponsors: City Weekly and Slug Magazine.