“Like White Ray, Black Red Ray is concerned with subtle shifts on the surface of the painting – in this case the relation between matte versus gloss black. Here a somewhat ethereal and architecturally-inspired structure emerges out of the dark ground, punctuated by vibrant red strokes that move the eye up and down the canvas. The composition, which relies on a cruciform division of the surface of the canvas, gives the impression of something outstretched at its mid to upper points. Although a tonally dark painting, the work gives the sense of a kind of glowing light from within.” — Aschely Vaughan Cone
Aschely Vaughan Cone (b. 1985) is an American abstract painter whose work often features repeated forms of shields and archways. She holds an MFA in painting from the Hoffberger School of Painting at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore and her work has been featured in New American Paintings. She has been a recipient of the Skowhegan residency, the Hamiltonian Fellowship, and the Henry Walters Traveling Fellowship, which allowed her to travel throughout Java and Bali to study Indonesian textile tradition. She currently lives and works in New York City.
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