Matador Review

A Quarterly Missive of Alternative Concern

Aaron Wooten at the Jackson Junge Gallery

Chicago-based artist Aaron Wooten (TMR: Summer 2016) will have his work featured throughout New Year’s at the Jackson Junge Gallery in Chicago, Illinois.

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Aaron has contributed to the Chicago art scene for nine years, after picking up painting as a hobby ten years ago. “He paints cityscapes, political cartoons, portraits, pretty girls and nudes. He's been mentioned in The New York Times, Chicago Reader, Red Eye, Art & Beyond and a number of other national and international arts magazines and journals.”

About his work, Wooten says: “My work focuses on the theme of nostalgia. I do this in a number of ways. With my cityscapes and figures and portraits I reflect on photos of the past, bygone styles, dead celebrities and with the use of vintage maude colors. My work deals with memories of temporary constructs rather than grand narratives. The content is one of 'happenings.'  That is, my work consists of captured events that are taking place and are simply taken out of time of a Proustian nature.”

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If you live in or around Chicago, you can visit the Jackson Junge Gallery at 1389 N Milwaukee Ave. Click here for directions.

If you don’t live in or around Chicago but still have an interest in purchasing Aaron’s work, he has pieces available for sale on the gallery’s store page.

View more of Aaron’s work and upcoming exhibitions at his website.

Follow Aaron’s work on Facebook.

Visit Aaron’s work in the Summer 2016 publication