Group Exhibition "The Greater Good: Stories and Images from Life During COVID-19" Includes Art by Aaron Wilder
RS Chicago Photography Classes Proudly Presents
A Group Show Including the Art of Aaron Wilder
September 11-November 6, 2020
Friday, September 11th 9am-3pm & 6pm-8pm
Saturday, September 12th 1 0am-3pm
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to schedule your time slot for the opening and to see the VIRTUAL SHOW! (available on Friday, September 11th)
VIRTUAL SHOW & TIME SLOTS
After the opening, the show is visible by appointment only
on Fridays 9am-11 am
on Saturdays 1 0am-2pm
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NOTE: Mask covering is required inside the building.
Please respect social distancing guidelines.
Within Sight Gallery
RS Chicago Photography Classes
4001 N. Ravenswood Ave. #105
Chicago, IL 60613
In the last few months, life as we know it has completely changed. Certainty and normal routines were replaced by insecurity, challenges, and sometimes fear. We’ve been forced to reexamine our priorities and change our habits in the hope of preventing the spreading of this worldwide disease. In response to this pandemic, our Country is coming together, state by state, city by city, neighborhood by neighborhood. Although challenging, this time is becoming our chance to reveal the good around us, to show the strength we did not know we had, to cherish friends, and to thank the people who are working every day to keep us safe. We are putting our families, loved ones and their health first, leaving our empty workplaces, outdoor spaces, and even our inner comfort zone behind.
Work from Aaron Wilder's Where is Home? project is included in the exhibition. Where is Home? is a series of black and white 120 film photographs (shot on a Holga) depicting aspects of physical geography from the artist's past that used to hold meaning for him but now feel distant. By photographing areas years after Wilder's attachment to those structures has faded away, he seeks to invoke feelings forgotten and memories blurred. In many cases, these spaces are no longer recognizable between what he remembers and the photograph. With the COVID-19 pandemic, the resulting shelter-in-place, and the artist's unemployment, Wilder finally had time to edit many of these photographs. This also provided an opportunity to reflect upon childhood memories and how they relate to activities that we can no longer do in quarantine. This gave Wilder the opportunity to meditate on the overlapping feelings of isolation between his earliest memories and the current situation.