Los Angeles

Leon Saulter, Bernard Dietz

Hale Gallery

Saulter’s welded sculpture twirls upwards momentarily hesitating among rococo spirals and jagged recesses. The large pieces resemble awful weapons whose visual impact is one of ominousness and fear. Paintings by the same artist are hotly emotional figure fantasies given formal meaning by black drippings. Dietz uses pastey local colors in his ocean and figure subjects and achieves highly keyed if not always satisfying chiaroscuro effects of dynamic intensity.

Arthur Secunda