Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Artist Timothy Washington, a notable contemporary of African-American artist . He and I both attended and graduated from Chouinard Art Institute during the 60's where we became good friends. Washington's body of work includes a powerful series of graphic engravings on aluminum, monumental sculptures and folk art assemblages. With a firm foundation in figurative art, Washington's work covers a trajectory of calculated realism to assembled abstraction, which parallels the social history of L.A. from Washington's own perspective. His rich work ultimately serves as a metaphor to bring together and repair what is broken.