Thursday, October 13, 2016

Philip Slein Gallery: Friday, 21 October 2016


PHILIP SLEIN GALLERY


VAUGHN DAVIS
in our Project Space
October 21 - November 19, 2016
OPENING RECEPTION: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21, 5 - 8PM




Vaughn Davis, Red Rival, 2015, red earthenware on canvas, 86 x 72 inches (detail)


The Philip Slein Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of the work of Vaughn Davis in our Project Space.
Davis, using simple canvases, dyed, torn, stained, and marked, reaches back to the roots of African fabric art in which simple applications yield aesthetic complexities that both echo and renew the vibrancy of long-standing traditions. Unlike African fabrics, however, Vaughn’s use of cloth is not in any sense decorative ornamentation. The depth of his links to contemporary abstraction is clear.  One can easily reference not only both Sam Gilliam and Martin Puryear who also draw from their African heritage, but also the work of the young Richard Serra who too pushed materials to their limits in order to redefine shape and space.




PHILIP SLEIN GALLERY 
4735 MCPHERSON AVENUE
SAINT LOUIS, MO 63108
314-361-2617

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