HDI Exhibition Tip: “John McLaughlin Paintings: Total Abstraction” at LACMA
Another fantastic exhibit currently on view at the Los Angeles County Museum (LACMA) is the introspective of John McLaughlin (1898-1976). McLaughlin, considered the most important artist from the postwar period in Southern California created a focused body of geometric paintings that are entirely devoid of any connection to everyday experience, inspired by the Japanese notion of the void. McLaughlin is among the most profound avant-garde painters to work in the United States in the aftermath of the cataclysm that was World War II. The exhibition consists of 52 paintings and a selection of collages and drawings that will establish McLaughlin as one of the foremost innovators of total abstraction. The show is on view until April 16th, 2017.