Spiral Play: Loving in the ’80s


For 40 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 12 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.

Start Date
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
End Date
Sunday, April 15, 2018
Baltimore Museum of Art

Spiral Play: Loving in the ’80s

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