Friday, March 16th to Saturday, April 7th, 2007
Presented in conjunction with the Southern Graphics Council conference, Parlor is a mixed media installation, combining fine art printmaking processes with digital imaging technology and sculpture, which seeks to visually depict aspects of postSeptember 11th American culture. With this installation, Aaron Wilson explores an amalgamation of reactions to 9-11, from immediate fear and horror to a web of relative effects including auto loans with zero-percent financing, action figures of the president, internet images of crying eagles, a reevaluation of civil liberties, and an ongoing war on terror. Parlor is Wilson’s expression of a changed society propelled by the collapse of the World Trade Center.
Aaron Wilson has taught printmaking and foundations in the Department of Art at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls since 1997. He completed his BFA at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio and earned an MFA at Ohio lhiversity in Athens, Ohio. For more about Wilson, visit http://www.aaron-wilson.net