Los Angeles

Group Show

Rex Evans Gallery

Serv­ing as an introduction to some new talent as well as displaying works by some regulars, this exhibition shows the gallery’s consistent emphasis on modest-sized intimate works. Ruby Morris, new to the local scene, shows very small oils that seem filled with atmosphere and breadth because of a beautiful sense of understatement. Her Solinas Beach #4 achieves a monu­mental quality within a few square inches. Allan Blizzard infuses an excit­ing element of fantasy into Reseda Summer by the use of a boiling pink underpainting that seems to threaten the substance of the drawing but al­ways manages to stay just beneath the surface. Other bright spots in this pleas­ant show are the watercolors of Marion Aldrich with her austere poetic qualities and the mood pieces of Hardy Hanson.

Doug McClellan