reviews

  • San Francisco

    various venues

    Work by artists representing highly divergent points of view characterized recent Bay Area showings.

    The Berkeley Gallery showed Richard Graf’s new suite of lithographs, The Family Romance (part one of a projected four part series, Parables of Being). The prints are supplemented by a group of the artist’s poems, which give them a loosely sequential order. Both poems and lithographs carry a heavy weight of philosophical intent. They deal with the individual components of the family—mother, father, son, daughter—in terms of their relevance to what Graf sees as the masculine predicament: an insoluble

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