• San Francisco

    Various Venues, San Francisco

    The revival of the figure in Bay Area art is, by now, nothing new, although chroniclers of the switch from an Abstract Expressionist style speak and write as if a palace coup had taken place just last week. The reality of the situation in the Bay Area couldn’t be more distant from the generalized polemics usually written about the area. One is led to believe the dominant tendency in the area is still toward a concrete, figurative imagery fixed in objective three-dimensional space and handled in a loose, brushy manner. The inaccuracy of this generalization is realized when one examines the work

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