San Francisco

Warren Brandon, Richard Heidsiek, Six Spanish Printmakers, and Helen Breger

Crocker Art Gallery, Sacramento

Brandon’s semi-abstrac­tions of bridges and ships are both colorful and decorative. Heidsiek’s wa­tercolors of a rather ethereal Mexico represent a very personal interpretation, seemingly filtered through Feininger and Shahn.

It is the printmakers who make this an outstanding month at the Crocker. The Spaniards, Julio Zachrisson, Jose Vento, Marcel Yrizarry, Francisco Echauz, Julio Martin-Caro and Angelo Medina, are all from Madrid. The spirit of Goya is the catalyst that binds their strongly individualistic styles into a unified group—the Goya that wrote “The Sleep of Reason brings forth Monsters” under one of his prints.

Spaniards are known for a bizarre approach to subject matter, and a love of the fantastic. Characteristically, these artists see man either as a base clown deserving of his fate or as a tragic figure doomed from the begin­ning—enslaved by his subconscious, prey to the

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