Los Angeles

Edward Keinholz

Ferus Gallery

This talented artist has taken over the entire Ferus Gallery to glorify an obsessive, theatrically effective not always formally satisfying but unreservedly tasteful and sophisticated replica of a 1943 American house of ill repute complete with Madame, juke box, fusty couches and cheap movie magazines. The total impact is something less than sensational but his old-maidish preoccupation with minutiae marks him as an outstanding (though a bit chaste) renderer of historical documentation. As such his tableau may be considered a smashing success. As an artistic happening however only the few actual constructions managed to transcend their ordinary meanings in attaining an identification as sculpture.

Arthur Secunda