Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts Proudly Presents
A Group Show Including the Art of Aaron Wilder
July 18-August 9, 2019
Reception: Thursday July 18, 2019, 5:00pm-9:00pm
118 North Main Street
Providence, RI 02903
Our first Juried Instant Photography Exhibition… Under the heading, “everything old is new again” we felt it was time to revisit this often misunderstood and under-appreciated branch of photography. The Impossible Project, makers of film for many vintage Polaroid cameras has nearly accomplished the impossible, buying the remains of Polaroid and relaunching as Polaroid Originals. They have released two new One Step cameras under the new name and a full complement of film, including black & white, color, and several special effect films. Films are available for vintage SX-70s, 600 series cameras as well as the new i-Type films for the new One Step2, One Step+ or cameras modified for the new films.
This exhibition was conceived as an opportunity to explore or revisit instant photography in all its forms. Manipulated prints, view camera work or snapshots were all welcomed. The exhibition opens on July 18th as a survey of the possibilities afforded by instant photography. Revisit older work made possible by this unique set of photographic materials or explore possibilities now available with new materials and cameras. A brand new One Step + is available in the gallery for members interested in exploring Instant Photography. This new camera recently released by Polaroid Originals features a Bluetooth wireless trigger, multiple exposure capabilities and rechargeable battery.
Located in the heart of Providence, Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts (RICPA) was founded to inspire creative development and provide opportunities to engage with the community through exhibitions, education, publication, and mutual support.
RICPA exists to create a diverse and supportive community for individuals interested in learning or working in the Photographic Arts. We strive to provide an environment conducive to the free exchange of ideas in an open and cooperative space. Members should share a passion for creating, appreciating, or learning about all forms of photo-based media. We work to provide a platform for artistic expression, that fosters dialogue and drives innovation in the photographic arts.
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.