New York

George Sugarman

Fischbach Gallery

At the outset I should like it to be clear that the following comparisons are not meant to be invidious, although my remarks with regard to certain uses of color in sculpture may convey such an impression. George Sugarman and David Novros, the veteran and the comparative newcomer, are both first-rate professionals whose current exhibitions amply testify to their diverse and widely acknowledged strengths. Sugarman is the more immediately “recognizable” sculptor of the two, both in terms of the medium he employs—laminated, carved and polychromed wood which curiously suggests in its finished state the appearance of opaque plastic—and in that his units also occupy broad areas of literal space. Novros, on the other hand, is “recognizable,” if this is even a proper term, rather as an acquiescence to the fiberglass material employed than to any especially literal occupations of space on the part

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