Using works created since 1950, The Medium Is the Message explores the relationship between subject, content, and material in an artwork. We asked Assistant Curator of American Art Aleesa Pitchamarn Alexander, who organized the exhibition, to provide a few lines about each.
“McLaughlin was a California abstract, hard-edge painter interested in Japanese Zen Buddhism. You can see that reflected a bit in this work— it’s something totally abstract and about visual meditation. . . . It offers a kind of aesthetic moment where you’re not thinking about anything else other than the work of art.”