Los Angeles

Allan Blizzard

Rex Evans Gallery

Mr. Blizzard’s subject matter is pri­marily the turn-of-the-century world of Cézanne and the Dreyfus case; the world immortalized by the Impression­ists and Marcel Proust, presented not as an essay in sentimentality but as the foundation for works of grace and charm. The artist works in paint, a combination of patterned cloth and paint, and in small bronze figures and heads. These graceful, small bronzes share the elegance of the paintings.

They tend to be rather slight, and function perfectly as three-dimensional adjuncts to the paintings. The two paintings which do not utilize fabric are completely painterly. The largest work in the exhibition, Cézanne in a Landscape combines magnificent shades of red played against hot greens in a truly beautiful manner. In the works which combine cloth with paint the fabric is not used as true collage, but as a ground to create a mood through the

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