New York-based sculptor Aaron Spangler creates dark Romanesque-styled wood relief sculptures that marry two and three dimensional qualities. Each work is carved in maple and then painted with black gesso that is covered in powdered graphite. The artist often portrays rural and suburban landscapes of the American
Midwest, some of which contain the images of this own home in Minnesota. Juxtaposed within these would be typical scenes that are images of militias, bunkers and other subversive yet starkly political references. Spangler has recently exhibited with Kantor/Feuer Gallery in Los Angeles and Zach Feuer Gallery in New York. The artist has appeared in several reviews, including two with The New York Times, and he received Best Single-Artist Show by Citypages for his exhibition with the Soap Factory in Minneapolis (2002).