Vaughn Spann

  • , Canyon Run (my big black rainbow), 2018
    Polymer paint, flashe, terry cloth, canvas on aluminum stretcher bars
    229 x 203 cm
    90 x 80 inches
  • , Beach Side, 2019
    Oil paint, canvas on aluminum stretcher bars
    90 x 80 x 1 3/8 in
    231.1 x 208.3 x 7.9 cm
  • , Cosmic Symbiote (Marked Man), 2019
    Polymer paint, mixed media on aluminum stretcher bars
    84 x 84 1/8 x 1 3/4 in
    213.4 x 213.7 x 4.4 cm
  • , Lost in a Sea of White, 2019
    Polymer paint, mixed media, resin on wood panel
    30 x 24 x 4 3/4 in
    76.2 x 61 x 12.1 cm
  • , Basking in the wind, 2019
    Oil on canvas
    84 x 90 x 1 1/4 in
    213.4 x 228.6 x 3.17 cm
  • , Parisian Girls, 2019
    Oil on canvas
    89 1/4 x 80 x 1 1/4 in
    226.8 x 203.2 x 3.17 cm
  • , Untitled (Flag), 2019
    Polymer paint, terry cloth and mixed media on canvas
    84 x 84 x 1 1/2 in
    213.4 x 213.4 x 3.81 cm
  • , Deep Six (Night Blue), 2019
    Polymer paint, fabric and mixed media on canvas
    46 x 40 x 1 1/2 in
    116.8 x 101.6 x 3.81 cm
  • , Golden Valley, 2019
    Polymer paint, fabric and mixed media on canvas
    46 x 40 x 1 1/2 in
    116.8 x 101.6 x 3.8 cm
  • , Nothing but time in between us , 2019
    Polymer paint, fabric and mixed media on canvas
    Overall: 84 x 96 x 2 in; 213.4 x 243.8 x 5.1 cm
    Each: 42 x 96 x 2 in; 106.7 x 243.8 x 5.1 cm
  • , A house built for a king (Sepulture), 2019
    Polymer paint and mixed media on canvas
    84 x 84 x 2 1/2 in
    213.4 x 213.4 x 6.35 cm
  • , Sweet Red, 2019
    Polymer paint and mixed media on wood panel
    30 x 24 x 3 in
    76.2 x 61 x 7.62 cm
  • , Transient (Marked Man), 2019
    Polymer paint and mixed media on wood panel
    60 x 48 x 2 1/4 in
    152.4 x 121.9 x 5.71 cm

Vaughn Spann devotes his practice to abstraction and figuration as an investigation into space, time and memory. He locates subjects from deeply personal spaces as he reconciles with his body within and out of the studio. With a deep admiration for formalism, he enjoys approaching paintings through the lens of color, line, and shape, but seemingly understands that one's subjectivity can't simply be divorced from the studio. For him, a form is a striking means of generating content in ways that are compelling. His formal investigation permeates throughout his paintings, symbolically reflecting his encounters with diverse people and places. Through his well-known stylistic separations, Spann continues to vigorously experiment with unconventional materials and expands on his personal and historical narratives.


Exhibitions


News

  • The Coalition for the Homeless - Online Viewing Room


    May 26 - June 7, 2020

     

    Almine Rech is pleased to announce a special initiative in collaboration with artists to support the individuals and families who have been impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. A curated online exhibition will open May 26, featuring new works by New Jersey- and New York-based artists:

    Justin Adian, Joe Andoe, Jean-Baptiste Bernadet, Todd Bienvenu, Joe Bradley, Peter Halley, Marcus Jahmal, Kurt Kauper, Leelee Kimmel, Jeff Koons, Erik Lindman, John McAllister, Sam McKinniss, Arlene Shechet, Taryn Simon, Vaughn Spann, Genesis Tramaine, Chloe Wise.

    There are currently more people homeless in New York than at any time since the Great Depression. Tonight alone, 63,000 people - including nearly 22,000 children - will sleep in NYC shelters. As the nation's oldest advocacy and direct service organization helping homeless individuals and families, the Coalition for the Homeless provides lifesaving support to thousands of homeless and at-risk individuals every single day. Over the past 40 years, the Coalition has developed and implemented humane, cost-effective strategies to end mass homelessness once and for all, and in those four decades has given more than one million homeless New Yorkers a way off the streets.

    50% of each sale will be donated to the Coalition.

  • Selections - Online Viewing Room


    May 11 - 22, 2020

     

    Almine Rech is pleased to share with you a selection of new artworks by eleven artists the gallery represents. Entitled "Selections", the presentation takes place in our newly built 'viewing room.' It all began with the idea of expanding the experience of seeing art to a digital space where distance, simulation, and digitally constructed environments prevail, temporarily. These works in which body, figure and the identities’ essence are evident in the casting should have been presented for the first time this spring at Art Monaco, Art Brussels, and TEFAF New York, events which have either been postponed or canceled. Thus fostering proximity with an assembly of talents from the gallery, the ‘viewing room’ offers the possibility to encounter each work in a digital environment.

    Text by Alexis Vaillant
    Curator and writer
    Former Chief-curator of CAPC - Museum of Contemporary Art of Bordeaux (France)

    With works by:
    Nathaniel Mary Quinn
    Ewa Juszkiewicz
    Tom Wesselmann
    Vaughn Spann
    Brent Wadden
    Günther Förg
    Tursic & Mille
    Johan Creten
    Chloe Wise
    Markus Lüpertz
    John McAllister


    Link to the Online Viewing Room here


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