Los Angeles

Keith Finch

Landau Gallery

Finch is an artist placed firmly within the southern California figurative tradition, exemplified by such artists as Warshaw, Lebrun and Broderson. His influence, after many years as both teacher and artist, remains strong in conservatively-oriented art circles. Finch maintains a close affinity with the Baroque draftsmen, paying, as he does, enormous attention to the felicities of drawing style in the grand manner. His weakness is in transforming an essentially graphic mode of expression into a painterly one. The consequences of this flaw become embarrassingly evident when paintings and drawings are viewed together.

James Monte