Los Angeles

Jari Havlena

Paul Rivas Gallery

A cosy cosmos is depicted here. Small squarish shapes float and overlap on middle-value backgrounds. Miss Haylena’s tip-topped view is so timid, neat and prosaic that you can wander through all of her paintings and constructions while standing in the same mental cubbyhole. The colors are pleasant and the constructions seem to have all been dusted before they were allowed to rust. A housewifely job with the painter’s means deserves the credit for this emotional thimbleful.

R. G Wholden