“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: LOVING IN THE ’80s at Art + Practice features twelve of these collages, some of them monumental in scale. The work is radical, beautiful, and deeply human.”*
SPIRAL PLAY: LOVING IN THE ’80s is curated by Christopher Bedford and Katy Siegel, director and senior curator, respectively, at the Baltimore Museum of Art, the co-presenter of the exhibition with Art + Practice.
Special thanks to the Estate of Al Loving and Garth Greenan Gallery in New York City.
SPIRAL PLAY: LOVING IN THE ’80s, through July 29.
ART + PRACTICE, 3401 West 43rd Place, Leimert Park, Los Angeles.