Date(s) - 04/22/2017 - 07/29/2017
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Art + Practice
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- Public Opening Reception: APR 22, 2017 from 3-5PM
- Regular Hours: MON – SAT from 12-6PM
For forty years, Al Loving experimented with materials and process to expand the definition of modern painting, drawing on everything from free 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. Spiral Play features twelve of these collages, some of them monumental in scale. 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.”
Spiral Play: Loving in the ’80s is curated by Christopher Bedford, the Dorothy Wagner Wallis Director of The Baltimore Museum of Art, and Katy Siegel, the Thaw Endowed Chair at Stony Brook University and Senior Curator at the Baltimore Museum of Art. This exhibition is presented by Art + Practice and The Baltimore Museum of Art.
Special thanks to the Estate of Al Loving and Garth Greenan Gallery, New York, NY.