Mr. D’Arista paints the figure and still lives and has thoroughly mastered the fusion of form with paint. His nudes and his oranges both seem to be sculpted out of colored space with a minimum of strokes. The forms have solidity and great appeal, but the scope is much too modest to be finally satisfying to anyone at all acquainted with the artist’s major works.

Washington Star
By Frank Getlein

Published on May 27, 1962