reviews

  • San Francisco

    Various Venues, San Francisco

    Robert Hudson, this year’s recipient of the Nealie Sullivan Award for sculpture continues to work in the direction that has brought him national recognition in the last two years. His ability to positively confound the viewer by making heavy three-dimensional volumes appear virtually flat, and, conversely, flat planes appear three dimensional is strongly apparent in the eight works displayed at the San Francisco Art Institute Gallery.

    Of the eight works in the show, four are major examples, standing between four and one-half and six and one-half feet high. In addition to these there are two

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  • San Francisco

    Various Venues, San Francisco

    The Lowie Museum of Anthropology at The University of California, Berkeley, usually mounts one major show of ethnic art each year. That they chose Northwest Coast art this year may not have had any connection with other shows in the area, but the fact is that there were a number of excellent exhibitions of potlatch and totem art held in universities and city museums from Berkeley to Fairbanks. Some were special shows, some were permanent. Of them, the Lowie show was by far the most comprehensive, despite its being the one farthest removed from the source. It had, of course, borrowed widely from

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