Los Angeles

John Little

Comara Gallery

A fund of rice paper tissues or blotting paper is here treated with varigated densities of grey, and pasted in biomorphic planar divisions. Swirled contrasts wheel slowly to meet in seamed and scarred conjunctions of alternating textural transferred darks and virgin white. The collages, seen best in Gotham and Departure, are smartly polite and vaguely referential, by implication and association, to the landscape. They are countered by several of heightened intensities, including shots of acrylic color, arranged in a loosely architectonic orientation. The first are expansive and toughly poetic; the second, jazzed and acrid. Mr. Little modestly demonstrates that he has learned well several lessons of abstract expressionism.

Fidel A. Danieli