Fort Works Art Proudly Presents
"Life in Analog: A Juried Film Photography Exhibition"
A Group Show Including the Art of Aaron Wilder
October 17-November 3, 2018
2100 Montgomery Street
Fort Worth 76107
For this national juried exhibition Fort Works Art sought to highlight contemporary photographic practices by artists continuing to use film.
Work from Aaron Wilder's "Imaginary Friends" project is included in the exhibition. Memory, like technology, obsolesces. Like the eager anticipation of the newest smartphone, compulsive human motion and consumption ultimately lead to the hastening of our physical, cultural, and social deterioration. As time passes, objects and photographs slowly replace our connection to feelings held by our younger selves. “Imaginary Friends” is a series of black and white 35mm film photograph triptychs that jumble distinctions of affect associated with past, present, and future. Seeking neither nostalgia nor suppression of memory, this project questions notions of authenticity, subjectivity, and truthfulness in how we relate to and simultaneously distance ourselves from childhood joys and traumas.