Langston Allston's "A Passing Love" @ Thinkspace Projects, Los Angeles
With a group of shows opening, Thinkspace Projects is pleased to present A Passing Love, the gallery’s sophomore solo exhibition with artist Langston Allston in the main space. Allston conveys real stories and experiences with striking colors. He addresses his work with hope, with curiosity, and with the quiet sadness of knowing nothing is ever going to be the same.
"The show is sort of a return to some of the themes and ideas that I was working on in my 2020 show No Peace," Allston says. "That body of work featured tight compositions with flames reflected on the relatively serene faces of the figures in my paintings. The summer of 2020 was full of fire and chaos for me, and I couldn’t help but dive into those feelings and visuals in the work I was creating during that time. This summer has felt like a return to that pervasive feeling of chaos. With fires erupting in the swamps, and smoke clouding the skies across the country, it’s impossible not to wonder what the world will look like when the heat of summer passes and we are left to pick up the pieces yet again."