Los Angeles

Arthur Secunda

Laguna Beach Art Gallery

Assemblages both freestanding and wall-hanging, composed predominantly of metallic found objects and often overpainted either with color or more frequently a metallic paint comprise an interesting, if not terribly original, show. Sardonically parodying the fundamental concerns of contemporary mankind, Secunda seems to be repeating what a number of others, such as Kienholz and Tinguely, originated a decade ago. Such constructions as Capsule and The Busy Housewife are nonetheless well-constructed and successful in making their point, while others like Ovoid and The Great Seal are esthetically pleasing alone.

Charlene Steen