The History of Enchantment and the Dark Side of the Heart
a Light and Sculpture Installation by Denver Artist Rebecca Vaughan
The Storeroom (a storefront window at 1700 Vine St. in Denver)
March 1 - 28, 2019
- Closing night reception: Thursday, March 28, 2019, 6-9pm
This series of elaborately scrolled, lighted sculptural objects seek to have a conversation with and claim territory over experiences from the artist’s youth; spending summers with out-of-state extended family, inspirational wall hangings and her father’s built-in elaborate train set. These objects have become dense, meaning-laden relics of her naive childhood understanding of identity. This installation is an investigation into both light-hearted and challenging representations of the artist’s experience of childhood and culminating adult character.
The vision of The STOREROOM is to work with artists and Denver property owners to activate empty storefronts in Denver. Artists with a passion for engaging with the public and across diverse audiences, for creating work that is visually stunning and innovative, and for adding insight and whimsy to the neighborhood are offered a space to install temporary art installations.
About The STOREROOM
About Rebecca Vaughan
Rebecca Vaughan was born and raised in Denver, CO, and has lived in the Netherlands and Nova Scotia, Canada. She received her MFA from Carnegie Mellon University and BFA cum laude in Sculpture at the University of Colorado, Boulder. She is currently the Artistic Director of PlatteForum, a non-profit which hosts artists-in-residence from all over the world. While in residence, the artists are paired with underserved youth to create artworks which address topics of social justice and community. She recently served as the Program Director for the Art Students League of Denver and was the Chair of Fine Arts and Head of Sculpture at the Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design. She held a residency as a Resource Artist at Redline Denver from 2011-2013. Previously she worked as the project manager for Ann Hamilton's 2008 Circles of O performance, and assisted in other projects in Dialog: City, a city- wide arts event for the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver. She served as an Artist-Teacher for the Vermont College of Fine Art and was a visiting instructor at Bowling Green State University, OH.
She recently exhibited her work in the Denver Biennial of the Americas exhibit First Draft and the Denver Museum of Contemporary Art exhibition Thief Amongst Thieves. She has shown widely in the Colorado region as well as in New York, Los Angeles, Mexico, Canada and China. Her work has been in publications including the Chicago Art Journal and KnitKnit. Vaughan has received state grants from the Colorado Council on the Arts and Humanities and the Ohio Arts Council. http://www.rebeccavaughan.com