Open to the public: September 17, 2022, 2:00–5:00 p.m.
3401 W. 43rd Place, Los Angeles, CA 90008
Thaddeus Mosley (b. 1926, Pennsylvania) transforms wood into inventive abstract forms that source inspiration from the art of the African diaspora, jazz, and the European modernist avant-garde. Using only a mallet, chisel, and masterful joinery techniques, Mosley, largely self-taught, reworks felled timber from local sawmills into monumental biomorphic expressions inspired by ancient and modern cultures from around the world. Mosley was nick-named “the forest” by late abstract painter Sam Gilliam, who noted he is the “keeper of old trees, round trees, big trees, heavy trees.” The Baltimore Museum of Art’s exhibition will feature five recent large-scale sculptures centered in Art + Practice’s front gallery, offering visitors a unique opportunity to circumnavigate Mosley’s dazzling abstract forms.
Thaddeus Mosley: Forest is curated by Jessica Bell Brown, Curator and Department Head of Contemporary Art at the Baltimore Museum of Art.
This exhibition is organized by the Baltimore Museum of Art and is presented in Los Angeles by Art + Practice.