The latest by Aaron Spangler ’93, recently displayed for the first time in Homeschool at Horton Gallery, carves out a territory where the personal and sacred are interlocked and consecrated. Spangler’s immersion in rural prairie and the north woods on 150 acres near Park Rapids, Minnesota, has drawn out archetypal inspiration tied to the surrounding landscape.
Spangler is the recipient of grants and fellowships from the McKnight Foundation for Visual Artists, Minnesota State Arts Board, and the Jerome Foundation. He has been featured in recent exhibitions at the Walker Art Center, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Ackland Art Museum, Kaikai Kiki Gallery, Van Abbemuseum, Smart Museum of Art, and the Rubell Collection. His work has been reviewed in Time Out New York, Artforum, the New York Times, and Flash Art, among other publications.