Los Angeles

Group Show

Ankrum Gallery

An interesting variety of styles and techniques are on display including what is now the gallery’s permanent exhibit of Doyle Lane’s ceramics. Up to now, Lane has worked only through commissions, and this is his first gallery exposure. His weed-pots, each one a little gem, glow with individual charm and excellence. There is a beautiful Zen quality to the work of this gifted ceramic artist and his permanent exhibition adds greatly to one’s pleasure in the gallery.

Among the painters showing, Irving Block is well represented, along with Morris Broderson, who features among other things, paintings from his Kabuki series. George Chann exhibits two landscapes in delicate tones, one of which has some Chinese writing on it and is very pastoral in feeling. Robert Frame is represented by several canvases in lush and glowing colors, and Lorser Feitelson’s familiar non-objective paintings are also a major feature of the show. Hector Gonzalez exhibits his Germination, and Wilbur Haynie is also represented by some of his more recent work. Helen Lundeberg’s Planet is a dramatically bright circle of contemplation in a darkly square world, while Harry Liebermann’s primitive painting on a Jewish religious theme is quaintly colorful. Arnold Mesches also shows a darkened canvas of dramatically hidden undertones.

––Estelle Kurzen