San Francisco

Masando Kito

Triangle Gallery

Pursuing hard-edge colorism to more rewarding depth and effect is Masando Kito at the Triangle Gallery, newly relocated off Union Square on Post Street. Kito essays untitled abstractions exploring the interactions of areas of bright primary colors with sparsely placed accents of black and white. Color masses are planned to work dynamically in terms of space illusion; shapes are imaginative but uncomplicated. The currently exhibited works represent for Kito the culmination of two years of exploring this idiom and present a startling advance over the works he exhibited last year after having but newly shifted from his former almost ceramic preoccupation with heavily textured impastos of muddy color resembling lava formations or rough stone surfaces.

Palmer D. French