On View Exhibitions

Al Loving. Untitled, 1982. Mixed media, 60 1/4 x 48 inches.  Courtesy of the Estate of Al Loving and Garth Greenan Gallery, New York.

Al Loving. Untitled, 1982. Mixed media, 60 1/4 x 48 inches. Courtesy of the Estate of Al Loving and Garth Greenan Gallery, New York.

Spiral Play

Loving in the '80s

April 22, 2017 - July 29, 2017

Opening: April 22, 2017, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
3401 W. 43rd Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90008

Al Loving. Untitled, 1982. Mixed media, 60 1/4 x 48 inches.  Courtesy of the Estate of Al Loving and Garth Greenan Gallery, New York.

Al Loving. Untitled, 1982. Mixed media, 60 1/4 x 48 inches. Courtesy of the Estate of Al Loving and Garth Greenan Gallery, New York.

For forty years, Al Loving experimented with materials and process to expand the definition of modern painting, drawing on everything from experimental jazz to his family’s quilting tradition. In the 1980s, Loving broke free of the flat image, using heavy rag paper to make three-dimensional collages in brilliant colors. The work is radical, beautiful, and deeply human. In the artist’s words, “I chose the spiral as a symbol of life’s continuity. It became an overall wish for everyone.”