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Have you ever found yourself tooling around the Craigslist personal ads just for fun? Well, I’m not ashamed to admit that every couple of months I end up there, and inevitably I find it difficult to stop reading once I’ve started. Personals in general are fascinating—they allow us to glimpse other humans at their most vulnerable—and with all the internet has brought them in the way of searchability and sheer volume, they are now a nearly limitless entertainment resource.

Jeffrey Aaronson‘s new show at the Kashya Hildebrand Gallery uses such online personal ads as a starting point for a series of multimedia portraits—and Aaronson gladly does not fail to recognize their innate human appeal.