IN L.A.: Sage Vaughn Envelope PaintingsJuxtapoz // Thursday, 31 Mar 2011
I recently had the pleasure of spending an afternoon with Los Angeles-based artist Sage Vaughn as he is preparing for his solo exhibition this upcoming May at Lazarides Gallery in London. Among the many things that Vaughn shared with me during our visit were his envelope paintings/collages. I instantly fell in love with these pieces. These are small paintings and collages on manila envelopes that are basically studies and/or inspiration for larger pieces of work. Studies, sketchbooks, and the like are some of my favorite works, because I feel like they are so personal, impulsive, like little secrets not usually intended to be seen by anyone other than the artist, or as Vaughn put it “much closer to the original impulse”. Following are a few images of the hundreds of envelope paintings he has produced throughout the years. Stay tuned for my studio visit with Vaughn in the next few weeks.