Los Angeles

Group Show

Ernest Raboff Gallery

An unusually varied exhibition, since this gallery represents such diverse artists as the brown-toned academician Will Foster and the iconic expressionist Joachim Probst. Group shows are reminiscent of samplers of French perfume; you never get enough to become familiar with anyone’s specific possibilities. But the small precise abstractions of Serge Diakonoff have the scent of quality, while Gregory Gorby’s pastels seem to be only competent.

Rosalind G. Wholden