• Carlos Suarez and Keith Martin

    Santa Barbara Museum of Art

    These one-man shows present recent work by two artists in their middle years: Keith Martin, an American, and Carlos Suares, a French citizen, long-time resident of Egypt, and now in Ojai, California. Martin, who has a broad background of exhibiting and teaching, shows paintings and collages that are ingratiating in their general effect. They are abstract, bland in color, well-crafted and fall into the general category of competent poetry, read off to us in a small voice.

    Suares has developed a theory of color. Presumably the group of small canvases in this show, because of their complete consistency,

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