San Francisco

Group Exhibition

Hobbs Gallery

Quite outstanding in this rather medi­ocre exhibition is the work of Louis Siegriest. Getting on in years, he is a most sensitive painter of landscape, who manages to delicately balance a knowledge of the most recent develop­ments underlying much of contemporary art with a sense of place, a specific distillation of the desert and rocky landscape. Clutton shows a burnt image that indicates a new line of thought for him (but rather old hat elsewhere) and Louis Gutierrez, a deep collage with a poetic­ally evocative surface. Hobbs’ work is marred by a color sense that is so excruciatingly garish that it creates not only a barrier between his work and the spectator, but even worse, a barrier between himself and his own evolution as an artist.

––John Coplans