San Francisco

Irving Marcus, Keith Boyle, Karla Moss

Belmonte Gallery, Sacramento

Earthy abstractions derived from landscape by Marcus, huge figurative paintings reminiscent of David Park by Moss, and contemplative though colorful geometrized landscapes by Boyle in this new gallery, opened in an old ice house in an alley. The atmosphere is rude, rather than rustic—Sacramento’s contemporary-minded artists are struggling for life. Each artist exhibits recent drawings, which show to surprising advantage in these surroundings.

E. M. Polley