Carl Holmes: Wasted Cigarettes

October 19November 17, 2022
Opening Reception: Thursday, October 20, 5–7 p.m.

​​Wasted Cigarettes is a multi-media photographic and sculptural series by Carl Holmes that brings awareness to one of the most commonly discarded wastes in the United States. According to a National Park Service 2021 report, 1.69 billion pounds of cigarette waste pollute the public each year. Wasted Cigarettes immerses the viewer in the vast expanse of litter around us and acknowledges the negative impact social smoking has on our public spaces.

This project is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency. 

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DEPS is proud to present the DEPS Artist Profile Series featuring Carl Holmes. The DEPS Artist Profile Series is designed by DEPS Exhibitions Assistant Gray Beyer and managed by DEPS Exhibitions Assistant Mariana Belaval. To view this interactive document featuring an artist interview click on the image below


Carl Holmes: Wasted Cigarettes
October 19November 17, 2022
C33 Gallery–Columbia College Chicago
33 E. Ida B. Wells Drive, 1st Floor
Chicago, IL 60605
Gallery Hours: Monday– Friday 9 a.m.– 5 p.m.

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 Exhibition Contact: Mark Porter,