John McLaughlin: Total Abstraction


Until April 16, 2017
Long since acknowledged in southern California as one of the most important artists of the post-war period, John McLaughlin created a focused body of geometric paintings that are entirely devoid of any connection to the everyday experience, inspired by the Japanese notion of the void. Using a technique involving the layering of rectangular bars on adjacent planes of muted colour, he creates works that provoke introspection and thus a greater understanding of one’s relationship to nature. The exhibition consists of 52 paintings and a selection of collages and drawings, testifying to McLaughlin’s status as one of the foremost innovators of total abstraction.