Los Angeles

“15 Under 50”

Elson-Robyns Gallery

Apparently parently aimed at the holiday trade, this young out-of-the-way gallery has virtually plastered the walls and loaded the shelves with paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture, ceramics and jewelry, all priced below $50. For the most part trivia, there is one member, of 15 shown, Philip Lewis, whose small but handsomely executed pencil and pen drawings are head and shoulders above anything else in the place and who will be blessed with a one-man show on these premises in the near future. Also on hand are photographs by Lou Jacobs, a sensitive portrait of a young boy by Joseph Ma Dena, and a sensible Gilbert Brown seascape.

Curt Opliger