San Francisco

Theodore Polos and David McKay

Legion of Honor

Happily, Polos’ knowing use of subdued purples, pinks, reds and rich greys enriches the otherwise un­interesting surfaces of these recent works. The paintings seem fragmentary and in some indefinite state of con­fusion which might be resolved in more time spent on each canvas.

McKay, a working commercial artist with the San Francisco Chronicle, paints his watercolors with bright translucent washes overlayed with slashing black lines. Each painting has a surface vir­tuosity which seems vacant and pur­poseless.

James Monte