Los Angeles

Iqbal Geoffrey

Adele Bednarz Gallery

This artist used to perform in the tone of such European Abstract Expressionists as Mathieu or Soulages. He brought to his art a sense of calligraphy and personal extroversion that was bright and elegant. In current work Geoffrey retains his love of superficial brilliance but has introduced portentous, Gottliebesque forms that cause not only formal disunity in the work but strike one as a denial of his temperament. One large red monochrome in the Bednarz exhibition partook of that Byzantine ebullience one heartily wishes he would rediscover.

William Wilson