Los Angeles

Group Show

Adele Bednarz Gallery

Noteworthy among the seven artists in this show is Max Finkelstein with his aluminum relief Square by Hex. Individual hexagon figures form a larger hexagon shape, containing negative patterns and placed on a black aluminum square. Prisms of light run along the fine ridges which form the surface of the hexagons. Square by Hex is a strong piece which shows considerable development from a bronze, serpented, plant piece also shown.

Balcolm Greene and Allan Blizzard are more thoroughly represented than others in the show. Greene paints wintery, Impressionistic landscapes and figures. His accomplished brush work uses a palette of somber blue, green, and purple to earth colors. Blizzard’s work consists of small bronzes that play with fertility and fetish motifs, as well as decorative, tapestry collage-oils.

Also in the show are Botello, a sweet symbolic Puerto Rican Cubist painter, using a traditional Latin color range; Leeper a glazed, collaged, soft-paletted figure painter; and Hoff, whose black-grey collage is among the better graphics.

Susan R. Snyder