Los Angeles

Leonard Edmondson

Comara Gallery

This is Leonard Edmondson’s first print show in four years and certainly marks a turning point for him. While his earlier work tended to be pale, busy jig-saws or Hayterish linear exercises, this new work is beautiful, clear, strong, unhesitating. The blacks are thick, velvety, the colors glow like butterfly wings, but most remarkable is his use of white areas as a single, positive, unifying element. Aquarius, Taurus, Cloisters, Garden of Eden—the titles are simple, evocative, the prints are bold, eloquent, sure, revealing their maker as a man of enormous resources, maturity and skill. The ability to be simple and direct marks work of real accomplishment; there is now nothing he cannot do.

Joan Hugo