Los Angeles

“The Horse in Art”

Fine Arts Gallery, Balboa Park, San Diego

This show excludes the critic. You walk around and you get ready to say something and a horse speaks up at the invitation of the museum director. There are some lovely things here and they should be shown, but the tent is louder than the circus and they get lost. Theme shows like this one are a kind of nutty anthropology deflecting the museum from its proper function of showing art as art.

John Reuschel