This senior thesis show, titled Living in the GAP, is a collection of multimedia works engaging with Nemo’s attempt to live in a state of Growth Aspirational Presence (the GAP). Living in the GAP is a continuation of Nemo’s previous exhibition, 988 (1;800;273;TALK), which centered themes of depression and mental health advocacy. Nemo designed 988 and Living in the GAP with two central questions: How can we use art as a coping mechanism? And how do we carry on? 988 was more invested in using art as a therapeutic tool while Living in the GAP heavily engages the question of continuance. Living in the GAP shows various explorations in presence and searches for beauty in banalities. Each piece is related to how Nemo envisions the GAP — whether it be figurative, text-based, or abstract. They encourage you to interact with the works however you see fit and try to strengthen any connections that you find within the works.

Welcome to the here and now.

Remember. You are not alone. You are not in danger. Life is exactly what you make of it.

You can contact the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 988, 1-800-273-TALK, or 1-800-SUICIDE.

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The exhibition is free and open to the public; no tickets or registration required. The Hagan Gallery is open Monday-Friday, 9 AM – 6 PM.

Video Tour

Visual arts senior and Practice of Art major Nemo ’23 shares details of his exhibition, Living in the GAP, on view in the Hagan Gallery March 27-April 7, 2023.


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  • Program in Visual Arts