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Aiden Poling

Aiden Poling

About Artist

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  • Artist Statement

    Having always been drawn to the human form, Aiden's artwork has a tendency to revolve around portraiture and figure studies as subject matter. To do this, quite a chunk of time is necessary to be dedicated towards examining people-- paying close attention to their perspective, their proportions, and the way they occupy the space around them. As an actor, Aiden's method for preparing a character is quite similar-- although these observations must go deeper than the surface. To portray a character honestly requires researching what makes a person who they are-- a fraction of which is learning and analyzing their behaviors, thought processes, and vulnerabilities that lead to their actions and reactions to their given circumstances. Just as he strives to do on stage, Aiden hopes to use his visual art work to expose snippets of the unseen aspects of the human experience-- the raw parts of ourselves that we often leave guarded and hidden, the facets of our personalities that sometimes don't make sense-- and make them visible for all to see.
  • Resume

    Aiden Poling is a native of Shreveport, Louisiana and is an active member of the SBC theatre scene, both onstage and off. Aiden is a recent graduate of Centenary College, having earned his BA in both Theatre and Studio Art. He capped off his undergraduate career in the director's chair for Constellations by Nick Payne, which premiered at SRAC’s Central ArtSTATION in downtown Shreveport. Aiden has performed with various theatre companies in the area, including River City Repertory Theatre in The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Riff Raff) and It’s Only A Play (Gus P. Head) ), as well as Stage Center for their productions of Green Day’s American Idiot (Tunny) and The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Clopin Trouillefou). He is a familiar face on the Marjorie Lyons Playhouse stage, and a few of his other previous notable performances include: The Rise and Rise of Daniel Rocket (Daniel), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (William Barfée), The Altruists (Ethan), Not About Nightingales (Canary Jim), The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) (Himself), As You Like It (Touchstone), and Carlisle Floyd’s opera Susannah (Little Bat McLean).

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