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Kim MacConnel | 'The Earl Of Grey'


  • WHEN Ongoing from now until February 27, 2021[days & times]
  • WHERE Quint ONE, 7722 Girard Ave., La Jolla, CA 92037
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  • AGES Not available
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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 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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.

To make an appointment:
Please email Glad at or text the gallery at 858.454.3409.

Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending. Check local COVID-19 restrictions and updates.

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