Aaron Spangler
American, born 1971
Emerging
Represented by up-and-coming galleries.
Selected exhibitions
2016
Fierce Generosity: The Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Memorial Exhibition,
Porch Gallery
2014
Luddite: New Prints by Aaron Spangler,
Highpoint Editions
2013
Aaron Spangler - Homeschool,
Horton Gallery

Aaron Spangler reimagines the traditional medium and technique of woodcarving with a contemporary eye. Starting with solid blocks of basswood, Spangler carves detailed scenes and motifs into large, figurative bas-reliefs and freestanding sculptures, which he then covers in black graphite and gesso. The monochromatic surface provides an impartial yet inscrutable base from which to interpret the meaning of his enigmatic, often surrealistic scenes and figures, which often grapple with issues such as the strife and remnants of war and imperialism.