[Davis describes:] It has to do with light, endless space and flatness. To those who see only decoration I suggest looking a little longer, and, perhaps, with fewer preconceived notions.”
Stripes are the theme of most of these 17 recent paintings, which range in size from one about 90 square feet to several a foot or so in dimensions. Some have pencil thin stripes close together, other wider stripes farther apart, showing more natural white canvas.
Anyone simple-minded enough to think (as did this reviewer) that these paintings look like awnings or mattress ticks, is light-years away from their subtle, esoteric significance.
By Florence Berryman
Published on January 22, 1961