Los Angeles

Howard Cook and Paul Dyck

Raymond Burr Galleries

Cook’s stark post-cubist oils and pastels stand out in this show as some of the best works seen at the Burr Galleries since its opening. His cityscapes and studies of the U.S. Southwest have the authoritative stamp of a man who is as intimate with the earth as he is with the rectangular look of a haphazardly planned city. His mountain scenes are full of that peculiar white, hot, contrasting light that emanates from somewhere below the horizon, and his vast panoramas are multiplications of formal units that are expansive on the one hand, yet tightly-knit on the other. Paul Dyck’s sumi paintings are of reindeer and flowers.

Arthur Secunda