The Museum of Northern California Art Proudly Presents
"Walls We Create"
A Group Show Including the Art of Aaron Wilder
August 1-September 29, 2019
Opening Reception: Thursday August 1, 2019, 6:00pm-8:00pm
The Museum of Northern California Art
Chico, CA 95926
The Museum of Northern California Art is exhibiting original artworks that describe the cultural experience of barriers. What are the barriers we face? What are the barriers we build? What are the barriers we break down? This upcoming juried exhibit will be comprised from final selections by the museum’s exhibit committee.
Work from Aaron Wilder's "Social Boundaries" project is included in the exhibition. This is an ongoing photography and installation project involving photographs of bars on doors and windows installed behind actual metal bars that at one time served the same function. The photographs were taken during performative walks along both sides of the official boundaries around San Francisco’s neighborhoods. This series is an inquiry into both the literal and symbolic function of these metal bars and their relationship to changing urban landscapes and the social interactions therein. Wilder's approach to this “Social Boundaries” project aims to observe and reflect upon the rapid social, cultural, and economic changes occurring in San Francisco, a city undergoing a prolonged identity crisis. Through this project Wilder seeks to draw attention to this crisis to highlight the complexities of underlying issues.