Restraint Enhances Young Washington Artist’s Sculptures
The viewer can look both at them and through them; he can study the reflections and transparencies of the plastic and of the peculiarly dematerialized square-section aluminum channels, each of which carries strips of light-reflecting tape; he is always conscious of space, of the space the sculptures occupy and of the rooms they seem to pierce; but all of his personal discoveries, or observations, or musings, take place in the presence of objects as immediately apprehensible as a pyramid or a cube. Their deceptive simplicity is the greatest virtue of these works. There is nothing arty or fussy about them… It is this simplicity, rather than the shifting richness that swirl about it, that persists in the viewer’s memory.
By Paul Richard
Published on February 18, 1968