Sage Vaughn: Falling Upward at Thelma

Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts

51 Sheboygan Street
Fond du Lac, WI 54935
920.921.5410

thelmaarts.org

Sage Vaughn: Falling Upward

Exhibit Dates: May 15 – August 10, 2014

Sage Vaughn has exhibited in London, Switzerland, Germany and Los Angeles, where he calls home.

Vaughn is an L.A.-based painter and illustrator, best recognized for his wildlife series depicting colorful butterflies, owls and sparrows, in otherwise melancholic, city scenes. Although as a teen he started out spraying graffiti around the San Fernando Valley, California, where he was raised, it was a scene he quickly outgrew. He is interested in the interface between “mans’ wild side and animals’ civilized aspects.”

His father was also a painter and used to take Vaughn to L.A. Zoo, where the pair would sit and sketch animals all day. In his most recent paintings, Wildlives, Vaughn paints children playing against the same faded, urban scenes against which he places wildlife, drawing comparisons between the liberty and survival skills of each. He has had widely acclaimed solo shows in New York, Geneva, and London.

Vaughn also has connections to major rock bands. He has a major exhibition curated by the Beastie Boys’ Mike D at the Museum of Contemporary Art in L.A. 

 

Published by Artdose Magazine

Founded in 2013, Artdose Magazine LLC is an independent print and digital art magazine committed to connecting and supporting the visual arts in the Midwest. Published by Frank Juárez, the magazine is premised on the belief that we all share common goals of introducing, engaging, and offering diverse art experiences. Artdose Magazine LLC appears in print as a bi-annual art magazine, through a weekly art e-newsletter and on Instagram and Facebook. About Frank Juárez Frank Juárez is a publisher, former gallery director, award winning art educator, artist, author, and arts advocate living and working in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Organizing local and regional art exhibitions, community art events, facilitating presentations, supporting artists through professional development workshops, use of social media and networking has placed him in the forefront of advancing and promoting local artists and attracting regional and national artists to collaborate, network and exhibit in Wisconsin.

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