PRINT February 1966

5 Los Angeles Sculptors at Irvine

LARRY BELL AND KENNETH PRICE ARE natives of Los Angeles, Tony DeLap and John McCracken are very recent arrivals from Northern California, and David Gray emigrated from Madison, Wisconsin, a little over a year ago. Thus, any common sensibility revealed in their approach to art is purely coincidental. The absence of any form of a programmatic bias is central to each artist’s working outlook. The maintenance of an open-ended and exploratory attitude is crucial to their art. Although they avoid capricious shifts, they maintain the necessary freedom to change at will by refusing to place a closed curve on their esthetic, particularly one which can easily become the restrictive mantle of dogma.

The full absorption and exploitation in modern sculpture of the accumulated resources of twentieth-century technology, particularly in the use of modern industrial materials, methods of joining, and surface

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