Los Angeles

Anya Fisher

Galleria Gianni

This exhibition of figurative oil paintings is too slight for a fair judgment. The paintings are colorful and competent, reflecting a background of sound academic instruction with personal overtones which occasionally approach a strong expressionistic statement.

Miss Fisher is at her best when depicting women in mood-evocative poses (if the backgrounds are restrained and do not overwhelm the figurative content). There is a potential strength and depth, an intangible quality of sincerity that demands further exploration of painterly techniques to enable her to express the full range of an individual and very personal idiom.

Betje Howell