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PRINT December 1966

New Work by Friedel Dzubas

SINCE HIS APPEARANCE IN Clement Greenberg’s Post Painterly Abstraction exhibition in 1964 Friedel Dzubas, in a one-man show at Nicholas Wilder Gallery, has changed rather remarkably. Dzubas has not simply entrenched or even extended his style, but has revived and consolidated a number of pictorial concepts of forty or more years ago.

Dzubas presents a variety of formats: a large upright rectangle reserved for tallish ovoids packed at the right side, extremely long rectangles, and banded rectangles with an alternate position of either vertical or horizontal. The first are appropriate reminders of Dzubas’s participation in the purely painterly absolutes of the New York school. The last group, when vertical, relate immediately to a comfortable, one-to-one viewer scale (70“ × 20”), but when turned on their side assume an overwhelming (and intended) landscape reference. This left-right span,

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