NEW YORK, NY.-
As part of its expansion, Almine Rech
announced the opening of its new U.S Flagship in Tribeca, New York, with a solo exhibition by the American artist Vaughn Spann, October 5, 2023.
The recently renovated 10,000 square foot gallery is situated at 361 Broadway (at Franklin St.) and opened with an exhibition by Vaughn Spann. For the occasion, which also marks Vaughns first solo presentation in New York since 2020, the artist has prepared a body of new abstract paintings.
Its been a few years since we began looking for a space in NY that would allow our artists to create and present works without constraints. We visited quite a few options, but none elicited a love at first sight which I believe is important when one looks for a place to show art. When I first visited the building I immediately knew it was the one. Beautiful, elegant, spacious 19th-century architecture. It's also an amazing coincidence the building was constructed the year of Picasso's birth in 1881! Its very exciting to start this journey with a young and strong artist like Vaughn Spann. Almine Rech
The original Almine Rech location in New York, opened in 2016, will remain active on the Upper East Side. Almine Rech maintains additional locations in Paris, Brussels, London, Shanghai, and recent Gstaad and Monaco locations, announced in June.
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 throughout 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.