Los Angeles

William Brice

Figurative graphic works, sometimes a trifle too eclectic but always highly skilled, tastefully executed and admirably controlled. Utilizing sensitive staccato lines which allow ample air to seep in, around, and beyond an otherwise enclosed torso. Subtle inventions—the manner in which a knee or a deltoid is improvised—make his distortions emotionally meaningful. His drawings are by far more distinctive and superior to his graphic-prints, particularly numbers 9, 22, and 25, in which tremendously powerful, free images fairly bristle with the dynamics inherent in black, white and grey, and in line. It appears as if Brice is much more comfortable with pencil and paper than with a litho stone or a zinc plate.

Arthur Secunda