San Francisco

Pat Traubel

Quay Gallery

The clusters of paint on white primed canvas remind one of patches or slabs of land seem from great height or vast distance. Because of the high-keyed color and the formal feeling of shapes employed, it would seem that Miss Traubel is concerned with the formal pictorial qualities of each work primarily and only secondarily with the finished picture’s reference to particular landscapes. Many of her canvases are above average in interest, although almost all pose problems which the artist has yet to solve successfully.

James Monte