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Sunsets over Kansas City
by Aaron Smith
Aaron Smith is an accomplished contemporary artist and returning Kansas City native. His kinetic photographs ('light art') and still photographs have been exhibited in museums and select exhibition spaces throughout the United States, and have been featured in multiple publications. Aaron earned his MFA from Maine College of Art and is currently a professor of visual art and photography at Johnson County Community College and a Board Member of The Arts Asylum.
"As an artist, I create machines, devices and apparatuses that manipulate light in order to change the way time, space and objects are experienced. I am interested the relationship between visual perception and the existentialist notion of presence, and how they work together to form a part of the human experience. I create work that removes the banality from mundane observations or ideas in order to present an opportunity to reconnect with the conscious act of viewing and inner-personalizing those observations. The resulting work reflects the beauty and importance of living in the present, celebrating what exists right now". -Aaron Smith
***Opening Reception during First Fridays on May 4th, 2018 from 6:00-10:00pm***
More info regarding Smith and his work can be found at www.arryns.com/index.html