Kim MacConnel | The Earl of Grey

Jan 30 - Feb 27, 2021 7722 Girard Avenue
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Kim MacConnel, The Earl of Grey, 2020, Enamel on wood panel, 96 x 120 inches

Image courtesy of Quint Gallery 



Quint Gallery’s ONE is pleased to announce the exhibition of a new painting by Kim MacConnel, titled The Earl of Grey.


From MacConnel’s “ABRACADABRA” series, this enamel work retains the high gloss of sign paint and vertical shapes and cutouts employed by other works in the series. The Earl of Grey, however, departs from the approach of similar artworks with considerably pared down color choices. The visual language remains consistent, using a select number of geometric forms in each work that offer a number of possibilities over the course of this series, with strong evidence of the artist’s hand.

MacConnel was a seminal figure in the Pattern and Decoration movement of the 1970s, a direct response to hard-edged and industrial minimalism which dominated the time. Referencing the appropriation of African, Indian, South American and other Indigenous or non-Western design by Western artists like Picasso and Matisse, MacConnel’s work is defined by exploring abstraction through richly defined colors and shapes. He received both his BFA and MFA at the University of California San Diego and was a painting professor there until his retirement in 2009. His work has been exhibited in The Whitney Biennial several times, The Venice Biennale, The Museum of Modern Art, inSite,  and The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, among others. He lives and creates in Encinitas, CA.



ONE is presently open by appointment only, Tuesday-Saturday from 11AM-5PM. 


COVID-19 Guidelines: Visitors are required to wear a face covering at all times within the building. Staff is dedicated to regular disinfecting of the space, and the safety of visitors remains a primary concern.


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