San Francisco

Joseph Coates

Artists Co-operative, Sacramento

In a group of recent col­lages and a few small oil paintings, Coates shows himself to be a competent craftsman but an uninspired artist. He explores the possibilities of that group­ing of compressed circles and ovoid shapes already exhausted by Nepote, Viacrucis, Reich and Kane, in that or­der, and adds nothing to their findings. When he turns to landscape, he does present it from a fresh point of view, bright and uncomplicated.

––E. M. Polley