Art enthusiasts from across Los Angeles converged at Art + Practice (A + P) for the opening of its newest art exhibit, “Spiral Play: Loving in the 80s.”

The exhibit by artist Al Loving, is a radical example of working beyond a flat image. Loving used heavy rag paper to make three-dimensional collages in vibrant colors in this body of work created in the 80s.

“I chose the spiral as a symbol of life’s continuity. It became an overall wish for everyone,” Loving said.

During his 40 years of work, he experimented with material to go beyond the widely accepted definition of modern painting. His work has been influenced by everything from experimental jazz to his family’s quilting tradition.

Located on a nearly 20,000 square-foot campus, A + P focuses on education and cultural opportunities by providing support services for foster youth who are predominantly in the South L.A. area. The museum also provides free access to its exhibits and art lectures for members of the Leimert Park community.

The museum was founded by artist Mark Bradford, philanthropist and art collector Eileen Harris Norton, and community activist Allan DiCastro.

“Loving in the 80s” will be on exhibit at Art + Practice, located at 3401 West 43rd Place until July 29.

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