Artist exhibition, Hyper-Photomontage, will be on display starting Dec. 6 at NSU

Colorful collage-like artwork

ABERDEEN, S.D. – Starting Monday, Dec. 6, artist Aaron C. Packard will have an exhibition on display in the Northern State University Johnson Fine Arts Center Gallery.

The exhibition, “Hyper-Photomontage,” will be on display through Feb. 4, 2022. A closing reception will take place 7-8:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4, 2022, in the JFAC Gallery.

Packard is an experienced commercial and editorial photographer, working in southeast South Dakota since 2002. He previously worked in San Francisco as a photographer’s assistant, producer and photographer.

“Hyper-Photomontage” features vibrant and abstract, almost kaleidoscope-like photographs that encourage the viewer to linger in observation. Tied within the collaged imagery are emotions and memories, reflecting how Packard frames different moments throughout his life.

Packard writes in his artist statement, “This body of work attempts to represent the transition of memory, from thought to thought, and investigates an abstraction of the image by deconstruction through addition: the hyper-photomontage.”

The closing reception on Feb. 4, 2022, is free and open to the public. For more information about Packard and his artistic practice, visit

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