San Francisco

Group Show

Dilexi Gallery

A pot-­pourri show of the Dilexi regulars. One member of the group, Tony Delap, has abruptly altered his approach to col­lage from a funky accumulation of care­fully chosen refuse to a more pure emblematic style. The new examples shown depend on concentric cardboard rectangles or stars growing smaller as they recede into the back of each box. Delap then paints on the glass sheet cover to create in the viewer’s eye a relationship of the small painted area to the leading edge of the cardboard. Then the eye is irresistibly drawn to the center of the construction and out to the sheet of glass. Wonderful visual toys, they have a deadpan subtlety of execution.

James Monte