A Group Show Including the Art of Aaron Wilder
June 15-23, 2021
Via N. Odero 13
00154 Rome, Italy
The beginning of modernity in the artistic field is marked by the introduction of a perspective vision, thanks to which the figures, within a planar space, are arranged according to an order of depth of field. The object acquires an "internal space," and with this it takes autonomy from the external space and is no longer an object in a space, but is itself the creation of its own space of representation: it becomes removable, and can be displayed in any place. The act of extracting an object/subject, isolated or inserted in imaginary spaces, imposes an evaluative approach oriented on the intrinsic meaning - and aesthetic - of what is exposed, and with it imposes questions such as "how much context is needed for us to categorize an object? How much can be taken away before an object completely loses its identity, before it truly becomes something else?".
Work from Aaron Wilder's Neither Sand nor Rock project is included in the exhibition. Neither Sand nor Rock is a series of sequential photography collages that are neither linear nor cyclical, but represent a meditation on the psychological, imaginative, and physical gaps between childhood and adulthood. Each piece mixes collages of toy building blocks at various stages of completeness or incompleteness as either Mommy's house or Daddy's house. The psyches and personalities of children are built upon the foundations of the priorities and insecurities of their parents. These priorities and insecurities are a tangled web of subjective feelings and reactions of notions of identity vis-à-vis religion, socio-economic status, gender, and countless other forces. Neither Sand nor Rock is a series focusing on the construction and deconstruction of personhood and the expectations of intersecting (and at times clashing) belief systems.
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