San Francisco

Joe Brotherton

De Young Museum

This fifty-four year old Western artist exhibits atmospheric abstract landscapes of oriental flavor which display a vast array of paint application techniques (monoprint, frottage, collage, watercolour, etc.) Individual panels are hinged in a variety of ways to form multi-adaptable screens (such as corner modulators, room dividers, etc.) The work is interesting, but difficult (as is perhaps intended) to consider as painting.

––Walter Hopps