Group Exhibition "Art Plus Movement" Includes Art by Aaron Wilder

Jul 8, 2019

GearBox Gallery Proudly Presents

"Art Plus Movement"

A Group Show Including the Art of Aaron Wilder

Expletive Blocks by Aaron Wilder

August 15-September 7, 2019

Opening Reception: August 17, 2019, 2:00pm-4:00pm

Closing Reception: September 6, 2019, 6:00pm-9:00pm



GearBox Gallery

770 West Grand Avenue

Oakland, CA 94520


Art Plus Movement is inspired by questioning how art made in our current divisive state of cultural, political, and religious points of view will be regarded historically. An art movement is defined as a tendency or style in art with a specific common philosophy or goal, followed by a group of artists during a restricted period of time. Art history points to how various movements in art, referred to as isms (impressionism, cubism, fauvism, expressionism, surrealism) were reflections of the views of their time. Additionally, of course, movement also refers to a principle of composition in art and can be used to cause a visual tempo or beat.

Work from Aaron Wilder's "Expletive" project is included in the exhibition. "Expletive" is an experiment in the aestheticization of derogatory labels. Wilder employs vividness, repetition, and the form of text to disempower slurs used everyday by obscuring the word through the stacking of its letters on top of each other. What remains is an aesthetic and geometric arrangement of shapes. 

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