San Francisco

“Directions I & II”

Gumps Gallery

The title of this serial group show seems inordinately pretentious in view of the fact that many of the works shown have been spasmodically shuttling between the walls and the bins of this gallery for a year or more. None of the work exhibited presents any new trend in the methods of the exhibiting artists, all of whom are well-established members of Gumps’ regular stable. “Directions I” re-exposed some recently seen landscapes by Walter Snelgrove and some familiar Howard Hack paintings from the “Window” series. Possibly new was a wall-plaque by Faralla in his familiar method of assembling elaborately moulded mill-ends that seem like fragments from Victorian “gingerbread.” The current installment displays Art Holman’s paintings Ebbing and Purple Heart (which were seen in Mr. Holman’s show at the De Young Museum in 1963), some work by Gregory Kondas, whose flatly painted landscapes in

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