Tuesday, January 08, 2008
Al Loving, Untitled, 1986, fabric and painted paper collage on stretchers. CliCK here, or on the image, to see it larger.
These Lovings, and one more, are included in a small group show at the New York State Museum. The untitled piece above consists of three pieces of loosely draped fabric over stretchers, topped with a collage of stained and thinly painted cut paper shapes. IT'S PERFECT!!! I'm not sure how the paper construction is attached to the fabric, without pulling it down.
Loving considered himself a "material abstractionist", a term used a lot in Joanne Mattera's recent Miami posts.
Al Loving, Floyd Street #4, 1985, acrylic, ink, collage and gels on stretchers.
This one is layers of overlapping and painted cut paper applied to some type of panel, and painted over.
The edges are kind of wobbly, with something soft, like felt, applied all around the sides.
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