A Group Show Including the Art of Aaron Wilder
Image: Aaron Wilder, Where is Home? (Castles-N-Coasters: Looking Up / Seeing Down), Digital Print of Scanned 120 Film Shot on a Holga, 20x20" unframed; 22x22" framed, 2020
September 8-October 2, 2022
Amos Eno Gallery
56 Bogart Street
Brooklyn, NY 11206
In Amos Eno Gallery's Rear Project Space is a special display of work by member artists as part of Bushwick Open Studios 2022. This intimate space provides an overview of different themes and media of some of the gallery members’ work.
On view September 8-October 2, 2022.
Bushwick Open Studios is September 16-18, 2022
Participating artists: Chris Esposito, Sam Jones, Kahori Kamiya, Charleen Kavleski, Mimi Oritsky, Jose-Ricardo Presman, Kathy Putnam, and Aaron Wilder.
Work from Aaron Wilder's Where is Home? project is included in the exhibition:
This is a series of black and white 120 film photographs (shot on a Holga) depicting buildings and other aspects of physical geography from Wilder's past that used to hold meaning for him but now feel distant. By photographing areas where he lived, worked, and went to school years after his attachment to those structures has faded away, Wilder seeks to invoke feelings forgotten and memories blurred. In many cases, these spaces are no longer recognizable between what he remembers and the photograph. Usually, a photograph is expected to serve as a supplement to encourage remembering, but that only works if the photograph depicts what you remember, not how the space is now. For Wilder, this project calls into question the attachment to physical geography as a notion of home. Is home somewhere you were born? Somewhere you grew up? Somewhere you went to school? Somewhere your family currently lives? Somewhere you currently reside? All of the above? None of the above?
Amos Eno Gallery is an artist-run nonprofit gallery and one of the longest-operating artist run spaces in New York City. Founded in 1974, the gallery is sustained by its members, and has an active annual programming schedule featuring visual arts, installations, new media, performance, lectures, and interactive activities. Amos Eno serves as an alternative, artist-run platform for professional artists in a variety of media. The gallery has been based in the East Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn for more than ten years.