Los Angeles

Group Show

Silva Gallery, Santa Barbara

This mish-mosh fiesta exhibi­tion seems to feature anybody who wants to hang a picture on the wall. Nevertheless, several good works are included, almost as if by accident. Wil­liam Hesthal’s dramatic, calligraphic drypoint Small Big Crowd easily stands out as the finest work in the show. Of special note also are Margaret Hart’s free watercolor improvisation Dave Brubeck #2, and Gary Chafe’s strangely evocative family scenes, executed in pencil and gaudy poster colors.

––Arthur Secunda