Los Angeles

Robert Moesle

Gallery De Silva, Santa Barbara

This is the first Santa Barbara one-man showing of paintings and drawings by Robert Moesle. Oils predominate, medium to small. Moesle has spent some time in art studies in England. The dominant feeling, which combines elegant drafting with spooky subject matter, suggests a gleaning from Bacon. The larger canvases are not well sustained but a satisfactory balance of drawing, metaphysical sub­ject and paint-mystique appear in sev­eral of the small works, especially Mask of the Hypocrite.

––James McMenamin