Aaron Owens: Artist's Aerial Drone Photos Impact EnvironmentWritten on February 19th, 2018 by Redelle Lee
Aaron Owens Artwork to Open at Oui.Gallery @ COVO Saint Louis
Saint Louis — Tuesday, February 19, 2018 — Oui.Gallery along with COVO Saint Louis announced artist Aaron Owens’s first art show, Order (2018), displaying four selected large scale aerial drone photographs depicting the interaction of people and nature in the Saint Louis region. Additionally, a longer form video piece by Owens will be unveiled with a reception at COVO Saint Louis from 6 to 8 PM on Friday, March 2, 2018.
“I’m a geographer by schooling, a cartographer by trade,” said Aaron Owens. “Map makers now use drones to document the exact topology of a landscape through imagery. In my series, Order, I used a drone and open source software to more closely examine the overlap of people and the environment in areas around Saint Louis paying particular attention to those landscapes of consistent change such as the edge of the Mississippi River.”
The opening of Aaron Owens’s Order (2018) at Oui.Gallery @ COVO Saint Louis is free and open to the public during the opening reception on Friday, March 2 from 6 - 8 PM.
“This is a show of firsts,” said Redelle Lee, Co-Founder of Oui.Gallery. “This is artist Aaron Owens’s first art show. It is also Oui.Gallery’s first project and the first art show at the newly launched COVO co-working space in Saint Louis. It is also Oui.Gallery and COVO’s first collaboration. We are excited to set a monthly pace to introduce emerging artists to Saint Louis and the world.”
Friday, March 2, 6 - 8 PM with Artist, Oui.Gallery @ COVO, 401 Pine St, Saint Louis
About Aaron Owens
Aaron Owens (b. 1986) is a cartographer making art from marginal landscapes that intersect human and natural forms. His work explores themes of surveillance, human versus nature and holistic approaches to modern ecology. His most recent series, Order (2018), utilizes new advances in drone technology to photograph birds-eye images of the Saint Louis region. He received a BS in Geography from California State University Sacramento. His work is featured in VIEW magazine, the Tube Magazine, and The Moon Zine. He lives and works in Saint Louis. Follow him on Instagram @owensaaron.
Oui.Gallery is an international contemporary art gallery featuring emerging artists and making innovative shows in Hong Kong and Saint Louis.
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