PRINT January 1965


Fred Padula at the San Francisco Museum of Art

LIKE WYNN BULLOCK, with whom he has worked, Padula makes color abstractions with, perhaps, broken glass reflecting and refracting the pat­terns of colored lights. Like Bullock, he is imitating the obsolescent forms of Abstract Expressionism. Since Padu­la at one time studied painting, his prints are more successful pretend-paintings than Bullock’s, but one can­not help feeling that his concern is primarily the mysterious technique (“I’ll bet they won’t be able to figure out how I made these”) than the emo­tional impact. The prints are very pretty.

Margery Mann