San Francisco

Ada Garfinkle

Co-op Gallery at the Women's City Club

Mrs. Garfinkle uses the abstract expressionist vocabu­lary in a competent and often hand­some way without, however, adding any­thing markedly original. She states that she wants to create expressive visual experiences which involve the painting as an object, sometimes “an attitude of time, event or environment.” In keep­ing with this professed goal her work is varied in expression, sometimes lyrical as in Presence 6, sometimes intense. With its central black figure, shadowed by complex grey echoes, Event 11 should be disturbing but somehow it is not, quite. It fails to communicate be­cause Mrs. Garfinkle’s painting is not yet completely her own.

Helen Giambruni