los-angeles

Sixth Annual Juried Show

Palos Verdes Community Arts Association Library Gallery

Surprisingly well-rounded and competent are the paintings by South Bay artists chosen for this year’s juried exhibit. Judges Lee Mullican, Emerson Woelffer, and Jason Wong have done an exceptionally fine job of selecting works of technical and esthetic merit from the hodge-podge of amateurs and professionals who typically enter such a contest.

Awards, too, have been wisely given. George Csengeri’s first prize oil, a mauve abstraction with vertical lines arranged asymmetrically over a textured focus, manifests careful selectivity and synthesis of sheer essentials; Mary Zarbano’s second prize “Rain Flowers,” a representational oil, provokes the emotions through distortion and wetly applied color; and James Gordon’s honorable-mention “Figure Study No. 2,” in an Abstract Expressionist vein, successfully organizes line and restrained color masses into a cohesive composition. Equally noteworthy

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