Los Angeles

James Strombotne

David Stuart

At David Stuart, James Strombotne exhibits recent painting and sculpture, all of which attest to his high spirits and wry humor. The paintings are documents of cliche, stamped with The Good Picture Painting Seal of Approval. Strombotne parodies his own Muse and the result is often more amusing that it is painting. His nude statuary, inspired by living dolls and dead Egyptians, runs the playful gamut from hot to cool both colorwise and otherwise, the coolest being Woman With Fan and the winner being Pomona 1966.

Estelle Kurzen

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