San Francisco

Daniel Mendelwitz

Stanford Art Gallery

Mendelwitz’ stiff, linearly defined watercolors attempt to capture the topographic qualities of specific places: hill towns in southern France, panoramic views of San Francisco Bay, stands of trees in Italy, etc. In order to retain the feeling of his locale, obviously his goal in all these works, the artist should scrutinize his approach to using the watercolor medium. Watercolor must be applied freely with a minimum of picking with small brushes if the final effect is to manifest any freshness at all.

James Monte