Los Angeles

Frank Lobdell

Ferus Gallery

Lobdell, a second generation abstract expressionist living in San Francisco, murmurs with a slight New York accent, but has his own way of speaking, too. His pictures are tightly organized, despite their heroic sizes, and are named after calendar months. Clusters of brain-outlined colors and amoebic chains flit across creamy surfaces, with purpose and direction. Positive spaces seemed to be carved into position although Lobdell handles paint relatively thinly.

Larry Rottersman