Scorched Earth and The Weeping Sun

Vaughn Spann

August 30, 2019 – September 21, 2019
GALLERY HOURS :11:00 – 19:00
RECEPTION:August 30, 2019 18:00〜20:00

※This exhibition is now concluded.
Thank you to all the many people who stopped by.

From August 30th to September 21st, 2019, Kaikai Kiki Gallery is pleased to present Scorched Earth and The Weeping Sun, a solo exhibition of works by American artist Vaughn Spann.

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 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.

A message from the artist

The sun is one of the greatest natural commonalities humans have with one another. We share it with everyone across the globe. Its radiance and warmth lets you know you’re alive. The sun meets you when awake and it sets at your death. I really wanted to focus on the symbiotic relationship humans have with nature during a time when we are all collectively experiencing an acute state of inhumanity… The world is in perpetual rot, global warming, natural disasters, mass terrorism, and corrupt governments… the earth is on fire and the sun is crying.