On election night, Aaron Foster stayed inside for the evening.
“I was at home by myself watching the news,” said Foster of that historic day in November 2008. The artist – who still hesitates to label himself as such – later thought, “What was I doing at home?”
The 36-year-old San Francisco Bay area native, who said he was “totally obsessed with the elections,” decided come Jan. 20, he wanted to celebrate the occasion with others. He held an inauguration party at his Melrose gallery through political action group, MoveOn.org. (Click on the jump for more, including photos)