reviews

  • Walter Gabrielson

    Cirrus Gallery

    Walter Gabrielson’s perceptual philosophy is anchored somewhere in late Synthetic Cubism, his sense of content rooted in wringing the juices out of pervasive, middle-class, American real life, and, like a thousand other guys of similar situation but less quality, slightly cynical from ten years of operating in the fringes of the art world and in the semi-disreputable milieus of teaching and printmaking. His problem is one of quality vs. history—his art is, as the ghetto cigarette billboard says, “real rich and good,” but it isn’t programmed to change the short run history of painting, unless

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