Al Loving

I’ve been following a hashtag on IG for Al so I can see snaps of his work that still gets shown. You can see from the first image why I was first drawn to him. Loving was well known for hard-edge, geometric abstract painting. However, he felt a tension between his work and his identity as an African American in a time of racial injustice, civil rights struggles, and the rise of the Black Power movement. In the early 1970s, he took a new direction with shaped, colorful, fabric-based works inspired by quilts.