Aaron Wilder wins 2017 Anne Bremer Memorial Library Artist Book Award
Anne Bremer Memorial Library Awards Aaron Wilder with 2017 Artist Book Award
April 10-14, 2017
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco, CA 94133
2017 marks the 34th annual "Anne Bremer Memorial Library Artist Book Contest and Exhibition." Aaron Wilder's "Expletive: Measurement of Sexual Inversion in Males" zine was one of the artist publications awarded.
Aaron Wilder's "Expletive" project is an experiment in the aestheticization of derogatory labels. He employs vividness, repetition, and the form of text to disempower slurs used everyday by obscuring the word through the stacking of its letters on top of each other. What remains is an aesthetic and geometric arrangement of shapes. Started as ink and pastel sketches on colorfully patterned pieces of paper, this project has evolved into an installation effort including large wall and floor vinyl pieces, simulated stained glass, and oversized wooden block sculptures as well as a limited edition zine.