reviews

  • Ron Davis

    Pasadena Art Museum

    Ron Davis’ new paintings at the Pasadena Art Museum are not, in my opinion, as good as his earlier work. But Davis is mature enough, even at only 34, to have his ups and downs and remain interesting; and he’s novel, radical, or whatever, enough to be newsworthy (as opposed to, say, one of those fellows in his fifties who is still, nobly enough, turning out the things which made his name in the first place). Michael Fried rated Davis right up there with the New York biggies (Artforum, April, 1967) for, to boil it down, reinforcement of Stellaesque “shape as form,” illusionistic perspective

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