About the Book
VAUGHN SPANN: LINEAGE is the first museum exhibition to focus exclusively on the artist’s abstract paintings, including examples from his ongoing series of Xs, Rainbows, Dalmatians, and Flags. He refuses to restrict himself to one visual language – abstraction or figuration – and prefers instead to give himself the freedom to flex in either direction, often both at once. Spann often speaks about his refusal to “choose one conversation:” “I wanted to tap into a lineage of making. . . a lineage that represented my heritage not just ethnically but materially.” He is mindful of the interrelatedness of his formal and conceptual concerns, and this reciprocal process is one of unifying elements of his practice.
Features & Details
- Primary Category: Fine Art
- Additional Categories Arts & Photography Books
Project Option: Small Square, 7×7 in, 18×18 cm
# of Pages: 172
- Softcover: 9798211874268
- Publish Date: Oct 28, 2022
- Language English
- Keywords Vaughn Spann, Samek Art Museum, Art Exhibition
About the Creator
Samek Art Museum
The Samek Art Museum is a program of Bucknell University that creates meaningful encounters between artists, students, scholars, the public and works of art. These encounters occur in the Samek Gallery, the Downtown Gallery, the Museum Collection Study Room, Connections Gallery, and the Project Room. Presenting visual art in critical contexts is consistent with Bucknell’s high academic standards, the Museum challenges students and extend the intellectual life on campus in an informal lifelong learning environment. The Museum is an academic art lab where experimental art, innovative curatorial practices, and co-curricular programming generate new ways to engage and inspire audiences.