San Francisco

Eric Gronborg

Richmond Art Center

Gronborg, a graduate student of the Art Department at the University of California at Berkeley exhibits a number of cast bronzes and carved wooden sculptures. The bronzes, no doubt technically adequate, display a paucity of thought and feeling. Gronborg appears happier in wood. A Scandinavian, he creates large toy like images of heavy dark adzed timber, with rusted chains, nails and iron bands discreetly attached, reminiscent of the old timber forms of construction of his native country. His whimsical images, three holed stocks, skulls, etc. lack plastic wit.

John Coplans