San Francisco

Dimitri Grachis

Green Gallery

Grachis’ last exhibition at this gallery, about a year ago, manipulated a limited number of forms in a very perceptive way. His work had all the appearance of being by a rather young artist with some knowledge of the history of form in con­temporary art. His current exhibition seems to reverse this idea: he appears to be justifying his previous work by linking his painting process to abstrac­tion from nature forms. These recent paintings of simple blocks of sun-faded colors derived from landscape add noth­ing to his previous statements and seem unnecessary backtracking.

John Coplans