San Francisco

Joseph Romano

Bolles Gallery

Joseph Romano continues his exploration of crumbled matter in a group of well-made paintings on the gallery’s largest wall. His interesting skirmishes with color have been relegated to a side wall, where what is probably the best painting in the show—a bold pushing of red, white and blue shapes into a parody of patriotism—hangs. Romano is one of the most under-publicized painters in the Bay Area, and deserves more representation in the national exhibitions in which so many lesser local artists are often featured.

James Monte