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Exhibition Detail
Boatmen and Peeled Folks: New Work by Sam Vaughan
4709 Telegraph Avenue
Oakland, CA 94609

November 6th, 2009 - November 21st, 2009
November 6th, 2009 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Boatman #4, Sam VaughanSam Vaughan, Boatman #4,
2009, Oil, collage
© 2009 by Sam Vaughan
East Bay
(510) 928-7479

Smokey's Tangle is proud to present "Boatman and Peeled Folk," a selection of recent work by El Cerrito artist Sam Vaughan. 

His mastery of the human form and old-world drawing and painting techniques combine scientific illustration and religious iconography to reveal a twisted world of beasts, boatmen, and Madonnas with their skins peeled off, inviting the viewer deep into startling visions. 

Vaughan conjures up references to multiple historical periods--including ancient Egypt, Renaissance, and underground comics--and adds a layer documenting his own personal history by embedding fragments of his daily notebooks in luminous glaze. The result is familiar and alien at the same time. 

Opening Reception Friday, November 6 (part of Oakland Art Murmur) 6-10 pm. Closing reception Saturday November 21 6-10 pm

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