San Francisco

Robert Kabak and John Young

Gump's Gallery

Bristling landscapes and Ha­waiian moods in two small shows presenting polarities of abstract approach.

Flexible eye muscles are needed to withstand the action created by the shuttling colors and equivocal shapes which Kabak has inherited from the cubists by way of Klee. Whereas Klee transformed the severe angularity of the cubists into fantastic but orderly holiday architecture, Kabak constructs kinesthetic landscapes featuring pris­matic mountains and faceted skies which jerk the eye from point to point in anything but an orderly manner. These are not for the myopic.

John Young’s islands of color and texture floating across seas of color, some glowing and hot like lava flows, and some foggy and cool, are quiet and peaceful by contrast.

––E. M. Polley