Los Angeles

David Simpson

David Stuart Gallery

Simpson’s previous exhibition in this gallery involved paintings consisting of horizontal lines of colors that looked like samples of Indian Madras. In this show he has changed to curves rather than straight bands and has brightened his colors. If, in his previous work, the paintings looked like swatches of much larger bolts of fabrics, in these he has wrapped his image around the edge of the support and abruptly broken the curve in order to contain the picture. But, still, one finds a very conventional use of color and a fairly arbitrary system of band width that provoke no particular tensions, apart from a kind of mild, decorator prettiness.

Don Factor

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