A Group Show Including the Art of Aaron Wilder
September 8-October 18, 2021 (extended to Monday, October 25, 2021)
The Clara M. Eagle Gallery
Price Doyle Fine Arts Center, 6th Floor
Murray State University
Murray, KY 42071
The Magic Silver Show began in the mid 1970’s as a juried exhibition designed to encourage, foster understanding, and reward those involved in photographic media. This exhibition will present a survey of contemporary photo media in all aspects and genres of photography, film, video, and moving image. This is an open theme exhibition without restrictions on content that will include still images, film, video, and moving images.
In total, over 100 artists from across the United States and from a number of international locations submitted over 600 works for consideration. Of those entries, the juror selected 83 works for inclusion in the exhibition.
Work from Aaron Wilder's Details project is included in the exhibition. Inspired by the Evidence collaboration between Larry Sultan and Mike Mandel as well as Sol LeWitt's PhotoGrids, Details is a series of zoomed in photographs of minutiae in the cityscape. It is an exploration of marks, patterns, and signs of weathering. These are details of human impact and manipulation cut off from context to emphasize the aesthetics of wear and tear that typically go unnoticed in our daily lives. In addition to individual photographs, Details also explores levels of granularity and the limitations of rendering minute details of details as visible through dissecting each image into 121 individual sub-photographs printed as Instax prints.
JUROR: Sherri Nienass Littlefield is a New York City based curator and photographer interested in data, collaborative projects and using contemporary art toward social good.
Littlefield was the director of Foley Gallery 2016-2019 and was the Interim Director of ClampArt in 2020. Projects curated by Littlefield have been featured at PULSE Art Fair, AIPAD, the Huffington Post, artnet, dnainfo new york, and Whitewall Magazine. She has served as a juror and reviewer for many competitions, including Photo Lucida Critical Mass (2020), PDN’S The Curator (2019), Photoville, and PDN’s Photo Plus. She was a reviewer during the prestigious Palm Springs Photo Festival in September 2020. As a photographer, Littlefield has exhibited her art internationally, including the Brighton Photo Biennial, the Orlando Museum of Art, the Aperture Foundation and the Museum of Contemporary Art – Georgia. Since 2018, Littlefield has served on the advisory board of the New York Chapter of the American Society of Media Photographers. Littlefield has previously been on faculty at the Savannah College of Art and Design (2012-2015) and Parsons School of Design (2015-2018). For additional curatorial projects, please follow treat gallery.