“A new standard for style and amenities is achieved in part by the art installations displayed throughout the common areas. Specially commissioned pieces from renowned local artists Barbara Vaughn and Tom Lieber are the highlights…giving 399 Fremont the feel of an upscale art gallery.” – UDR via Newswire
“Double Vision”, a mother/daughter photography show at the Anne Reid Art Gallery in Princeton, NJ opens Feb. 11th. It marks my mother’s and my 4 decades behind the camera, and is the first time our work has been shown together.
“Limani Stirrup”, a site-specific commission in a residence designed by Olson Kundig Architects, and “Donisi” in a Bay Area home.
Art advisors for the Denver-based developer of a new residential high-rise in downtown San Francisco commissioned a unique series of Bay Area reflections for display throughout the property.
“Barbara Vaughn combines her love of water and an appetite for abstraction and distills an inventive formula that ‘springs from an unexpected confluence of nature and the man-made world….’ For this artist, inspiration comes from the magic of harnessing water’s inherent ability to mirror and transform the appearance of objects in and around it. Vaughn captures the reflective visual chemistry of the sun, sky and wind through a cameras lens at just the right decisive moment, which results in amazing abstract compositions whose original sources are barely recognizable, but memorably beautiful in their simplicity and ingenuity. (Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco)” – Bruce Helander
Here’s your word of the day: Optasia, which means “vision” or “apparition” in Greek. It’s also the name of photographer Barbara Vaughn’s new month-long exhibit at Quogue Gallery in Southampton, and a pretty apt moniker considering her visual trademark: Vaughn is known for capturing reflections in undulating bodies of water, which turn something as simple as boats or buildings into abstracted works of art à la Joan Miró or Gerhard Richter. And her subjects are diverse, from architecture along the Venetian island of Burano to — just in time for Independence Day — patriotic Stars and Stripes.