San Francisco

Susan Hall

Quay Gallery

Susan Hall, in a commanding exhibition at the Quay Gallery, is also occupied, albeit in a manner differing considerably from that of Mr. Stiegelmeyer, with an essentially graphic approach to painting. Bold caricatures, cartoons and contour drawings in thin lines of color often stated against fields of a single contrasting color distinguish her present style, in which, while drawing from the currently fashionable, youthfully obstreperous vernacular of combining Pop hyperbole on mass-media advertising and comic-strip art with some of the spirited impudence and rowdy obscenities of Funk, she yet tempers and individualizes these pervasive influences with her own more versatile comprehensions of history and flexibilities of technique.

With one exception, significantly centrally placed in the exhibition, Miss Hall’s idiom is figurative, and its subject is women. The conspicuously placed exception

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