Examining the theme of survival, the floral figures of Sage Vaughn‘s recent body of work carry elegance and provocation. Recent work shown at Unit London, rendered in acrylic, ink, oil, and vellum on canvas, show an artist reflecting on the power and harshness of nature. Vaughn was featured in Hi-Fructose Vol. 26.
In a nondescript building on the outskirts of Downtown Los Angeles is a new pop-up art installation and marketplace called “W.I.P.” (Work in Progress). The installation, co-curated by Roger Gastman and Doug Davis, is housed in a 5,000 square foot space that was formerly a karaoke bar, where it had a unique layout with multiple rooms that are now sectioned into the main and sub-galleries. Each side room is home to one or two artists giving each it’s own feel and presence and the space, like many of the artists represented, exists at the cross section of urban and fine art. “W.I.P.” is a constantly evolving exhibit.