San Francisco

Gregory Kondos

Gump’s Gallery

Clean white shorescapes by a newly introduced painter from Sacramento who, while contemporary in idiom, dares to be pleasant. And pretty. Strong, sweeping brushstrokes, colors which, although based on Monet’s incandescent complementaries, do not outbid each other, and unimpedimented space, even where cities break a skyline, create a quietude that offers a welcome interlude in group shows Kondos has heretofore supported. It could become monotonous in a large solo, and Gump’s, judiciously, has kept this show small.

E. M. Polley