reviews

  • San Francisco

    Various Venues, San Francisco

    Apparently the Berkeley Gallery can’t miss; the first two shows in their new San Francisco location were first-rate. Boyd Allen’s figure and landscape paintings inaugurated the new site and William King’s naugahyde sculptures followed, both setting a high standard. The third exhibit, Tio Giambruni’s new sculpture, not only maintained the high level but was positively awe-inspiring in its magnitude, scale, craftsmanship and ambition. Before discussing the new works it would be worthwhile to look to the work Giambruni was doing in the 1955 to 1959 period. At that time Giambruni, along with other

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  • East Bay

    Various Venues, San Francisco

    The exhibitions of kinetic sculpture at the University of California and the San Francisco Art Museum might lead one to believe that the trend in contemporary sculpture is more toward activation and actuation than a broad view supports. But the concepts of both painting and sculpture have changed radically, as our modes and manners have changed. This point is made by the exhibition of works in “2-D, 3-D” at the Richmond Art Center, which opened with little fanfare and runs concurrently with the San Francisco show. It is a real sleeper.

    The City of Richmond is at the northern extremity of the

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