Aaron Ott describes how getting your bubble burst and going beyond your comfort zone is a difficult but necessary experience for creative capacity.
As the Curator of Public Art at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Aaron’s work necessarily takes artwork and artists beyond traditional gallery spaces and into the public realm with all its challenges and opportunities. Producing great public installations requires not simply going beyond the comforts of traditional spaces. It demands an empathic sensitivity to the lived experience of others. This difficult task can lead to challenging situations, but ones that can result in transcendent work that brings people together in unprecedented ways.