A Show at Cirrus Gallery
by Joseph Albers construct a picture ultimately derived, it might be argued,
from a Klee Arabian village, by strict overlay of transparencies. Anni Albers
has a geometric print of optical parquetry.
Feitelson and Helen Lundeberg have representative
works, the former showing control of line, the
latter control of plane. Karl Benjamin has a particularly fine group of screenprints, a bright deployment of color. Alan D'Arcangelo organizes a transverse perspective with an
optical fill-in to make a witty Landscape.
Fine recent work by Ellsworth Kelly and John Baldessari (a variant of Mondrian's spectrum and a newspaper-fold photomontage)
and Jules Engel (planes organized as quanta) are among the keen pieces. Sol LeWitt's Distorted
Cubes (2001) is an homage to Albers by
way of Eames, something that also harks back to pre-Francescan