Film by Eric Minh Swenson. Music by The Inventors of Aircraft.

Malibu, CA – In conjunction with The Malibu Lumber Yard Gallery, and owner Seda Saar is proud to bring a curated retrospective exhibition: Philip Vaughan: Gesture + Structure
Abstractions from Nature in Malibu, CA at the Malibu Lumber Yard Gallery from March 8th to April 10th. The opening reception will be on March 8th 5- 8pm at the gallery.

The exhibition will be showcasing drawings, paintings and sculptures by the important British artist and designer Philip Vaughan. A selection of paintings in aquatint & acrylic on canvas, & pastels, and charcoal on paper will be exhibited, as well as illuminated neon light sculptures and several abstract sculptures in wood all inspired by structures in nature.

Philip Vaughan is a visionary artist, designer and sculptor who taught for many years at City of London Polytechnic as well as postgraduate studies at Northumbria University. Philip Vaughan worked as sculptor in England and as a visiting lecturer in a number of British art schools. In 1972 he completed his first major public art work: The Hayward Gallery Neon Tower, a 45 foot tall steel & neon tower in the South Bank area of London. He married in 1979 and sailed the 40ft boat he had built in London to the US with his new wife. Shortly after arriving in Florida, he started working for Walt Disney Imagineering designing and building rides and sets for theme parks. In 1988 he set up his own design company Vertex Productions designing museum exhibits and theme parks in Europe, Asia and in the Far East which still continues today. Phillip Vaughan has a parallel career as a fine artist and sculptor and this is his first retrospective exhibition of selected fine art works in the US. The Malibu Lumber Yard Gallery is a nature inspired, eco-conscious art and design gallery located in the center of the prime-shopping destination in Malibu, CA. Gesture + Structure will run from March 8th through April 10th.
Address: Malibu Lumber Yard Gallery | 3939 Cross Creek Road, D130 Malibu, CA 90265
Press Contact: Seda Saar | 310. 317 1918

For more info on Eric Minh Swenson or project inquiries visit his website: You can also visit the art film series page at

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