A group exhibition at the newly opened Cranfill Gallery includes two new works by George Green, a Dallas artist, whose handsome constructions and paintings seen last season at A Clean Well Lighted Place were exceptionally clean-cut competent exercises in perspective, when viewed on one level alone: how to present a three-dimensional wall construction as an illusionistic painting, taking into consideration color, value, edge—blurred or sharp, cast shadows, viewing vantage points; and then, how to paint it as two-dimensional, non-illusionistic surface painting, without giving up anything discovered in the constructions essential to painting. It was a methodical way of working, and the paintings turned out to be even more successful, especially remarkable in their symmetrical placements and disarming, unusual colors. Green is now constructing again, and again arriving successfully with the

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