Photos courtesy of Mario Gallucci
Aaron Whitney Bjork:
Best guess for this image: Chevy Bow Tie Exhaust Tips
New work by Aaron Whitney Bjork
Exhibition Dates: April 5 - May 19
Artist Reception: Thursday, April 5 6-8pm. Libations and snacks provided.
Portland ‘Pataphysical Society presents Best guess for this image: Chevy Bow Tie Exhaust Tips, a solo exhibition of recent work by artist Aaron Whitney Bjork.
An unstable equilibrium exists between aesthetics, resistance, mediated social networks and IRL subcultures. Through these points, Bjork navigates the disparate pairings of digital connectivity and car culture, shedding light on the fetishistic nature, personalization and embedded ideologies that form affect around these lifestyles. The site specific installation features video, window murals and printed matter that pull from nonsensical memetic actions as forms of resistance.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Aaron Whitney Bjork’s work focuses on the milieu of digital artifacts, the internet and neoliberal politics. His work has been exhibited at Gallery 151, New York, NY; Fisk Gallery, Portland, OR; SOIL Gallery, Seattle, WA. and has been curated in internet specific exhibitions with Fluidity.Online, ECLIPSECORE, and The Wrong Biennale. He is also a faculty member at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California and a member of Ditch Projects, an artist-run studio, installation and performance space located in downtown Springfield, Oregon. Aaron is currently a 2nd year MFA candidate at the University of Oregon and received a BFA from Art Center College of Design in 2007.