PRINT Summer 1969

Allan Hacklin, David Diao, Donald Kaufman


ALLAN HACKLIN, DAVID DIAO, AND DONALD KAUFMAN are three relatively unknown New York painters who number among a larger group of young artists such as Ralph Humphrey, Dan Christensen,1 Kenneth Showell, David Paul, Alan Shields, and others who have been exploring a new kind of painted expressiveness which, though varied in appearance, is definitely in reaction to the major trends of sixties painting (hard-edge geometrics, stained color-field, deductive structuring, Op, Pop, etc.). Attempting to register their changing attitudes about art as a mode or quality of attention without necessarily undermining the notion of the picture as a discrete and particularly artificial kind of esthetic object, these painters are nevertheless concerned with establishing a kind of visual impact which opposes itself to the structural literalness, aggressive optical and coloristic brilliance, or obdurate

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