This exhibition explored emotion and opposing forces without color. A group show at the Installations One Gallery in Los Angeles, Ca. displayed 1993.

Man with cigarette

1989, Mixed media on canvas

18 x 24

private collection

Tree of life

1992, Acrylic on canvas

48 x 72

private collection

Gods tears

1989, Acrylic on canvas

16 x 20

private collection

Anguish III

1990, Acrylic on canvas

36 x 36

private collection

Anguish

1990, Acrylic on canvas

36 x 36

private collection

Anguish II

1990, Acrylic on canvas

36 x 36

The "tree of life" painting forces one to look at life differently once you've seen it up close.

Upon closer inspection of the painting the inside of the tree reveals a three dimensional space complete with stars and galaxies. However, the overall tone of the painting grapples with the opposing forces of mother nature as does "Gods tears". This is a very powerful piece that explores visual illusion with reality.

The exhibit was also the first time that Linder showed the "Anguish" series of paintings, which deal with dreams and emotions. This year the LA riots broke out, and the internet was created. Allan's work took on a dark somber tone during this period, and he did many more black and white paintings after this show ended.

Linder standing with the " Tree of life " and a smaller study painting of the tree that was created in 1989. The smaller piece sold immediately, and the larger piece sold shortly after.
Linder standing next to a friend during the reception.
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