Los Angeles

Robert Andrew Parker, Marguerite Stix

Raymond Burr Gallery

Parker’s free stylized watercolors are illustrations of dramatic allegories. An impeccable draftsman, he nonetheless wavers on the border of banality because of his rather slick, “perfect” brushwork and super-dextrous facility. Occasionally he comes through, apparently despite himself, with a performance of vitality unhampered by virtuosity. The ingratiating sureness of these pictures’ execution is difficult to deny, and their remarkable sensuousness is pleasing to the eye if not to the mind or the heart. Miss Stix’s bronzes of heads, figures and animals are lumpy caricatures more amusing than serious attempts at making sculpture.

Arthur Secunda