Aaron Wuerker – 2020 Brinton 101
Born 1970 Iowa
MFA Painting 1995, YALE UNIVERSITY
BFA Painting 1992, KANSAS CITY ART INSTITUTE
NICOLAYSEN ART MUSEUM Casper, WY
KEMPER MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART & DESIGN Kansas City, MO
“My work has always returned to a realist vision of the landscape, fueled by the austere beauty of common sights. Manufactured objects lend a geometry that celebrates the hard lines of the mesas and tepee buttes of the Western Plains where I live.
I try to focus on the way these mechanized forms mimic the horizon line or frame natural elements in the landscape. I like to think that there’s silent poetry in this interaction that defines an iconic American landscape.” Aaron Wuerker