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Union Center for the Arts

  • LA ARTCORE UNION CENTER FOR THE ARTS 120 Judge John Aiso Street Los Angeles, CA, 90012 United States (map)


LA Artcore is pleased to present a solo painting exhibit by Don McKinney at its Union Center for the Arts space in Little Tokyo. This exhibit examines McKinney’s abstract pictorial language as a meditation on perception by defining space as a closed system that is both circuitous, opaque, and self-producing. Mckinney’s clashing of winding, sinewy, and arching forms is revealed through their careful modeling via an exploration of color and tonality cast through a central and artificial light source. Labyrinth-like and defined by fissures, and hard-edged geometries, Mckinney’s paintings invoke alien spaces informed by computer-animated graphics, virtual spaces, and their construction by way of technological progression. Its many visual twists, turns, and rabbit holes yield a pulsating visual movement that is expressive of questions raised about the impact of technology upon humanity. Whereas Mckinney’s previous body of work addressed this subject matter through modeling animated architectural clusters and visual contraptions, his current body of work develops a purely abstract language out of gestural and spontaneous pencil sketches with which the artist rediscovered and salvaged. This cyclical process builds upon Mckinney’s overall statement where the reuse of detritus becomes central to the function of the creating meaning. LA Artcore invites the public to attend a live conversation with the artist on Sunday, June 4th at 4 p.m.

Earlier Event: May 4
Brewery Annex
Later Event: June 1
Brewery Annex