New York

Gene Davis, Sally Drummond, James Bishop, Doug Ohlson, Bill Jensen, Ray Parker, Robert Mangold, and Ron Gorchov

Fischbach Gallery

Fischbach mounted a group show of abstract painting, companion piece to the Realist painting show held earlier in the season. Gene Davis and Sally Drummond continue their abstract styles, which are neither credible or discreditable, filling the entire canvas respectively with vertical stripes and dots. James Bishop’s monochrome rust-colored painting, through which glows the faint outline of a window, is perhaps too close to Rothko’s work, as is a painting by Doug Ohlson. Still working with round sprayed shapes, Ohlson has increased their number until they overlap. The shapes in this painting, Called Well, are black except for those in the bottom row which are a dark rust. The work suggests both Rothko’s color, and his surface and light, while Bishop’s suggests mainly the light. Both Bishop and Ohlson achieve usual, but not uninteresting effects of surface and light while still retaining

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