Shirley Y. Pettibone

  • Group Show

    This summer group show is composed of paintings and sculptures by the gal­lery artists who use a variety of decora­tive techniques. There are paintings of sweet girls with flowers, boats in the harbor, cute Mexican peasants done with palette-knife and bright color, and flashy non-objectives. The sculptures are slick and well polished. All seem to be the result of monetary motivation on the part of the respective artists.

    ––Shirley Y. Pettibone

  • Group Show

    This new gallery opened with a group of paintings, sculptures and prints of mixed quality. Some of the old guard Los Angeles area painters (Phil Dike, Emil Kosa, Doug­lass Parshall) are exhibited along with artists who are somewhat more adven­turous. The work ranges from shallow decoration to pleasant abstraction to work which shows some consideration for esthetic problems. Outstanding in this group is Walter Askin’s Aetna, a stark, black, red and grey abstraction. Also noted was a print, Etching #3, by Ernest Freed.

    ––Shirley Y. Pettibone

  • Alvin Light

    These wood sculptures twist upward soaringly in a denial of their obvious weight. Mass is used at the base to give foundation for the linear directional thrusts which enclose space in ever-changing shapes as the viewer moves around the sculpture. Light constructs and carves, fitting his materials together with dowels and glue. The pieces are well crafted without being refined, and the rough­hewn vigor remains. Each sculpture is composed of many varieties of natural wood and rough planks. The viewer is aware of the past history of the burned stump, the twisted branch, the weather­ed board, but