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Vaughn Davis Jr.
In 2017, Davis Jr. received his BFA with Departmental Honors in Sculpture from Webster University in St. Louis. He has exhibited work at Dragon, Crab and Turtle, Monaco Gallery, The Luminary, Gazebo Gallery, and Abattoir Gallery. Additionally, he mounted solo exhibitions at Philip Slein Gallery and the Center of Creative Arts, as well as at Romer Young Gallery. He has been interviewed for Alive.com, crwnmagazine.com and St. Louis Public Radio.
Vaughn Davis Jr. is a St. Louis native that creates cut, torn, and pigmented raw canvases that drape and sprawl across, up and down walls. Davis Jr.'s painting practice has developed as a composition of systematic cuts and imprecise colors. These systems are predicated upon the dismantlement of the picture plane and the deconstruction of the painting process. Through the process Davis Jr. creates objects of madness with inherited chaos through their occupation in this time. Each canvas has multiple expressions within itself; splatter, spill, dye, tear, and fray - to become a powerful chronicle of our time.