Group Show "Morphing Spaces" Includes Art by Aaron Wilder

Apr 1, 2017

SFMOMA Proudly Presents

"Morphing Spaces: SFMOMA Staff Art Show 2017"

A Group Show Including the Art of Aaron Wilder

*This is in no way to imply participation in an exhibition in publicly viewable space at SFMOMA

Where is Home? by Aaron Wilder

April 6-October 6, 2017


SFMOMA Administrative Offices

151 3rd Street

San Francisco, CA 94103


Work from Aaron Wilder's "Where is Home?" series is included in the exhibition. This is a series of black and white 120 film photographs (shot on a Holga) depicting buildings from my past that used to hold meaning for me but now feel distant. By photographing spaces where I lived, worked, and went to school years after my attachment to those structures has faded away, I seek to invoke feelings forgotten and memories blurred. In many cases, these spaces are no longer recognizable between what I remember and the photograph. Usually, a photograph serves as a supplement to encourage remembering, but that only works if the photograph depicts what you remember, not how the space is now. For me, 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 lives? Somewhere you currently reside? All of the above? None of the above?

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