Los Angeles

Morris Smith

Paideia Gallery

Microcosmic devices, bursting configurations, and explosive colorful specks seemingly flecked by a wax ingredient give an import to these synchronistic paintings. In Devoured Force, a cerulean blue field allows the emergence of blood-red blasts and veined white ridges. Strangely evocative, this seems painting for its own sake. It hints dangerously at ceaseless repetition. Having once named the work—union of illusory forces of reason and intuition—the expression should be expanded toward a more explicit spirit, a more formative document.

S. C. Schoneberg