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GULP

  • Drake Carr
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Press for GULP

Current Exhibitions at The Hole


GULP

  • Drake Carr
  • Opens: Jun. 28, 2018
  • Closes: Aug. 12, 2018
  • Reception: Jun. 28, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 9pm
  • Admission: free

EXTRA

  • Charlie Billingham,
  • Cristina BanBan,
  • Eric Yahnker,
  • Fernando Botero,
  • Francine Spiegel,
  • George Rouy,
  • Gina Beavers,
  • Jonathan Chapline,
  • Koichi Sato,
  • Misaki Kawai,
  • Monica Kim Garza,
  • Rebecca Morgan,
  • Vanessa Prager,
  • Opens: Jun. 28, 2018
  • Closes: Aug. 12, 2018
  • Reception: Jun. 28, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 9pm
  • Admission: free

NEOPHYTE

  • Matthew Stone,
  • Opens: May. 12, 2018
  • Closes: Jun. 24, 2018
  • Reception: May. 12, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Royal Jarmon

  • Royal Jarmon,
  • Opens: Apr. 10, 2018
  • Closes: May. 06, 2018
  • Reception: Apr. 10, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 9pm
  • Admission: free

CLAY TODAY

  • Alice Mackler,
  • Allison Schulnik,
  • Aubry Broquard,
  • Brie Ruias,
  • Christian Vargas,
  • Cristina Tufino,
  • Dan McCarthy,
  • Diana Rojas,
  • Francesca DiMattio,
  • FriendsWithYou,
  • Gustav Hamilton,
  • Heidi Lau,
  • Jenny Hata Blumenfield,
  • Jennie Jieun Lee,
  • Jesse Edwards,
  • Joakim Ojanen,
  • Kate Klingbeil,
  • Linda Lopez,
  • Ling Chun,
  • Rebecca Morgan,
  • Rose Eken,
  • Roxanne Jackson,
  • Shinichi Sawada,
  • Thomas Mailaender,
  • Trevor Baird,
  • Valerie Hegarty,
  • Zimra Beiner,
  • Opens: Apr. 10, 2018
  • Closes: May. 06, 2018
  • Reception: Apr. 10, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 9pm
  • Admission: free

Structural Color

  • Joe Reihsen,
  • Opens: Mar. 08, 2018
  • Closes: Apr. 08, 2018
  • Reception: Mar. 08, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 9pm
  • Admission: free

In The Pink

  • Vanessa Prager,
  • Opens: Feb. 03, 2018
  • Closes: Mar. 04, 2018
  • Reception: Feb. 03, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Road Trip II

  • Ben Jones,
  • Opens: Jan. 06, 2018
  • Closes: Jan. 28, 2018
  • Reception: Jan. 06, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Johnny Abrahams

  • Johnny Abrahams,
  • Opens: Nov. 21, 2017
  • Closes: Dec. 31, 2017
  • Reception: Nov. 21, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 9pm
  • Admission: free

Adam Parker Smith

  • Adam Parker Smith,
  • Opens: Oct. 21, 2017
  • Closes: Nov. 19, 2017
  • Reception: Oct. 21, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 9pm
  • Admission: free

Eric Shaw

  • Eric Shaw,
  • Opens: Oct. 21, 2017
  • Closes: Nov. 19, 2017
  • Reception: Oct. 21, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 9pm
  • Admission: free

TL;DR

  • Morgan Blair,
  • Opens: Sep. 07, 2017
  • Closes: Oct. 15, 2017
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

RomCom

  • Alex Gardner,
  • Opens: Sep. 07, 2017
  • Closes: Oct. 15, 2017
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

When

Jun 28 - Aug 12, 2018

  • Reception: Jun 28, 6 - 9pm

Where

The Hole

  • 312 Bowery, New York NY 10012 Map
  • 212.466.1100

About

Drake Carr presents Gulp, a new series of figurative sculptures composed in two parts. Like the composition of an album, Carr’s sculptural ensemble segues between genres, time signatures, and themes to populate a scene built of multiple tracks. Irregularities in scale and texture animate and describe the boundaries between each of the figures, casting kaleidoscopic patterning as the crux of the soiree’s representational and interpersonal logic. Stuffed and dressed, bodysuits and armatures shuffle and skip (like a scratched CD) in a warp of orientations.

Gulps, bong rips, drips, spits, and sweats echo through the exhibition, combining autobiographical details with social and political matters. The first tableau, a scene in which one figure encounters another whilst bench pressing, Carr saturates with the emotional memory of his parents’ first meeting. Referencing his mother’s window dressing business, Carr frames the tableau with a window treatment co-authored by his mother. In the second room Carr draws, again, from his upbringing in mid-Michigan, to draw attention to Flint’s ongoing water crisis. Posed in fits of sarcasm and frustration, the figures of the second room recall and perform their inability to change the weather. The host of details underpinning the exhibition are not lost in the activity of the works; instead, these details cohere amidst the atmosphere generated by Carr’s time-warped score – a social soundtrack spinning and shuffling signs from the past into patterns of the present.


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