Thursday, September 28, 2006

LA Weekly on MSG Exhibit

Peter Frank writes in LA Weekly about three Los Angeles shows in the article "A Lot of Local Abstraction."

...Carlos Villa and the late Leo Valledor, both Filipino–Bay Areans — cousins, in fact, born the same year (1936) but with very different artistic temperaments — show together to great advantage. Villa’s the more reticent, conceptual one, exploring gray nuances and constructed painting-objects. Valledor did big, bold, geometric forms, the colors brilliant. Valledor’s is a ’60s mentality, cultivated in New York before he returned West; Villa’s cool, misty, contemplative spirit is total San Fran Zen...