Chicago

“Non Plussed Some”

In keeping with a tendency that seems to have importance, locally at least, that an identity is conferred by the name of the group, five young artists showed at the Hyde Park Art Center under the lead, “Non Plussed Some.” Irrational and oblique, it defined their attitudes which included a distinct attraction to the commonplace and the banal, but treated with zest and imagination.

Despite the title of the show there were considerable differences of personality displayed. Sarah Canright’s paintings in mellow greyed, almost clay-like colors, were segments, in some instances presented serially, of urban landscape elements—smoke-stacks, railroad emblems. As suggestive as their style was of the world of the metaphysical painters, the segments, acting as discrete repeated units, almost as commentary, emphasize qualities of metaphor more than the lyricism of a dream world. The juxtapositions typical

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