San Francisco

Jason Schoener

Gump's Gallery

Jason Schoener’s latest exhibit at Gump’s Gallery is the result of a year’s sabbatical leave spent in Greece. Schoener’s neo-Cubist approach to painting has not changed much in the last few years although it loosened somewhat when he applied it to the barren, sun-filled landscapes interspersed with ruins. His forte has been and remains his use of color. This exhibit is typical in the sense that the viewer is struck by the color-light the paintings emit when the show is taken as a whole. The show is fine as far as it goes, but one would like to see Schoener make larger statements giving freer range to the expressive possibilities of color.

James Monte