A Very Serious Gallery is pleased to present SEASONAL AFFECTIVE: a night of experimental films and the opening of Especially Now, a multimedia exhibition by Chicago-based artist Elise Holowicki.
Especially Now is the artist’s first presentation at the gallery and will be on view from January 28th – February 12th, 2023, taking place entirely within the gallery’s closet.
Especially Now employs technology as both tool and subject, using social media as a visual language executed through video conferencing & security cameras. The main setting is a hyperpop cyber party, examining the inventive creative social interactions within the early pandemic. Especially Now is a timepiece of sorts, conceived and executed in 2020.
For showings outside of the opening night, the viewer enters an enclosed physical space in the gallery’s closet to expose the isolation & fear that is explored within the piece.