Los Angeles

James Pinto

Silvan Simone Gallery

Luminous, lyric landscapes done over the past several years reveal a preoccupation with natural forces and moods. The works tend toward an oversimplification, perhaps because shapes are neatly arranged along a horizon, with little concern for intervening space. Approaching Storm, in which the shapes are more loosely arranged, is more successful. The still lifes are more dynamic, the point of view is different, perhaps because the space is enclosed. Here, as in the drawings, the concern is for surface rather than form.

Joan Hugo