Art in the Alley DC
April 15, 2014
Art in the Alley
Featuring the Art of Aaron Wilder
Saturday May 10, 2014, 6:00 – 10:00pm
Art in the Alley
Alley between the 1200 blocks of Florida Avenue NE and Morse Street NE
Aaron Wilder works primarily in mixed media and acrylic paint and uses color, line, and text to grab
attention and provoke personal interaction with his work. Some of the more dominant themes in his
artwork include international politics, political and social commentary, popular culture, contradictions,
introspection, the state of humanity, gay rights, gender equality, and questioning the process of our own socialization.
Aaron defines his beliefs about the meaning of art through the term Conditionalism. The conditional
tense (or mood) in languages is used to refer to a hypothetical state of affairs or to discuss what would happen under certain circumstances. Thus, a Conditionalist is one who is concerned with understanding a range of perspectives through dialogue with others who may perceive events and the world around them in different ways. Before it was appreciated for its aesthetic qualities, art (in its diverse array of expressions) was used as a way to facilitate the communication of ideas. Therefore, as a Conditionalist, he seeks to employ his work in creating a forum to celebrate art as dialogue where individuals can share their perspectives on issues in the community and across the world.
Originally from Arizona, Aaron has also lived in California and France and currently resides in the
Bloomingdale neighborhood of Washington, DC. He has been creating art since 2002 and has shown at exhibitions in Chicago, Illinois; Flagstaff, Arizona; Gilbert, Arizona; New York, New York; Phoenix,
Arizona; San Francisco, California; Tucson, Arizona; and Washington, DC.
For more information on the work of Aaron Wilder, visit http://aaronwilder.com. For more information
on Art in the Alley, visit http://artinthealleydc.wordpress.com/about/.