ARTIST STATEMENT: Aaron was born and raised in New York City exploring its neighborhoods, its people, and its streets. These experiences have become the foundation for a body of work, focused on sharing the visible and invisible details of spaces and stories — and the ways art (projects, installations, or photographs) can highlight the importance of these phenomenon in our everyday lives.
As an artist, Aaron draws from a lifetime of curiosity and exploration to promote access & awareness throughout our cities. His work creates connections between community groups, non-profit organizations, and government agencies, to demonstrate the impact of creative advocacy — and exhibit work in unexpected places to reveal the beauty of under-appreciated landscapes.
“I guess my interest in under-appreciated spaces started as a kid from Queens, wandering along the then abandoned Highline and always wondering why I was always the only person up there? Of course, the Highline has changed a bit, but being up there, back then, was inspiring like nothing else…and trying to share that has become the motivation for all the work that I’ve done since…”
Aaron is the founder of Recharge the Battery, creator of Unforgotten Films — and works closely with organizations on variety of initiatives to promote the power of art to help us improve our personal relationships with environmental issues, urban discovery, personal mindfulness, historic appreciation, and/or access & awareness for everything.
Ci Lines 2015 Ci-Lines featured 2000 meters of cords, woven between existing architectural details inside the 20 years shuttered St Andrews Chapel, in West Philadelphia. The resultant woven connection became a cata
Unforgotten Films 2018-Current Unforgotten Films is a documentary mini-series designed to highlight inaccessible landscapes in New York City with a focus on documenting the relationship between governmental, community, and creative
Fair Rows 2017 (Concept) Fair Rows is a proposal for a temporary installation, designed to visually commemorate Marcel Duchamp’s interaction with the Washington Square Arch, in New York City. This installation will insp
Have a Ball 2018 Have a Ball a site-specific installation located within an abandoned structure in Fort Tilden National Park, in Rockaway Queens. This temporary installation, which consists of 1500 gold balls, was cr
Site Lines 2016 Site-Lines was a series of temporary site-specific installations, constructed over three
days, to draw attention to the existing conditions along the Schuylkill River, in Philadelphia. Each installat