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Aaron Terry: Peril Remains, Dreams Clean
Friday, November 19, 2021 - Sunday, January 16, 2022

Aaron Terry: Peril Remains, Dreams Clean

Friday, November 19, 2021 – Sunday, January 16, 2022
Presented in Gallery One & Two

About the Exhibition

Aaron Terry’s work dances between sculptural, sonic and printed materials that present visual allegories of personal politics embedded in the color, flash and cadence of today’s rapid-fire media parade. Sourcing from personal drawings, recordings, sound bites and news media, the work resurrects new conversations with old ghosts, and questions the potential for a better future. The past can inform the future. Visual pop and politics synthesize in continuous flux to create an extended détournement; Terry utilizes repetitive sonic and visual elements to reinvigorate progressive ideas nested in music and cultural references that have devolved and diminished through false familiarity over time. His work grapples with finding “truth” in a sea of today’s excessive media.

Peril Remains, Dreams Clean also considers the importance of dream-life: time spent outside of lived reality. This includes a loose sense of meditation: time spent shaking off contemplation and frustration with today’s crushing sense of political and cultural hooliganism. We need a punching bag, a soundtrack and physical meditation (movement) to find recompense and reconciliation from today’s atrocities. The system is broken (and maybe it was never working for the majority of people). This work represents a response and the potential for change, like lightning: it appears to strike from above, but it originates from the ground up.

About the Artist

Aaron Terry works in traditional and nontraditional printmaking, sculpture and sound pieces with a focus on how truth is determined today in the media and how different cultures —influenced, impacted and involved in the Cold War — continue to process and respond to a new, post-Cold War global politic taking shape today.

Aaron has lived and worked in Latin America organizing and running language immersion programs and building creative exchange with arts organizations with the intention of fostering creative, cultural exchange between communities abroad and in the USA. He has directed programs in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador and Peru.

Terry holds a BA in Latin American Studies from Connecticut College and a MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. He is an Assistant Professor of Art and Design at the University of Delaware, where he runs the Printmaking Department.
More Info: aaroneliahterry.com / @urbanyetti