New Prints by Aaron Spangler, published by Highpoint Editions
On View: October 10, 2014 – November 15, 2014
Friday, October 10, 2014 from 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Highpoint Editions is delighted to present Luddite: New Prints by Aaron Spangler in its main galleries. The exhibition will feature ten handprinted woodcuts developed in collaboration between the artist and Highpoint's professional printshop. Several of the prints are monumental in scale.
Primarily known for his sculptural work, Spangler is a virtuosic self-taught sculptor of wood. He carves intuitively, incorporating subjects from his daily life and surroundings to create compositions layered with political and social meaning. Themes and subject matter are drawn from his experiences and response to his natural surroundings and social observations in rural Minnesota: he is fascinated by "rural chaos, personal paranoia, political anger, nature's beauty and bounty, stoicism, severe religion, wellness, and spiritual bliss."
About Aaron Spangler:
Aaron Spangler (b. 1971) lives and works in Park Rapids, MN. He received a BFA from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, MN, and has received grants and fellowships from the McKnight Foundation, the Minnesota State Arts Board, and the Jerome Foundation. Spangler’s work is held in the collections of The Art Gallery of Ontario, The Hammer Museum, and Walker Art Center, among others. Aaron Spangler is represented by Horton Gallery.
More information on Spangler is available on his Artist page.