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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Thursday, February 10, 1972

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poetry series
Galway Kinnell's voice, with a
controlled emotional softness,
spit out the words. of his poetry
last Thursday to a crowd of en-
thusiastic, appreciative people.
His poetry, imbedded with
forecful i n a g e s, recalled mo-
ments in the poet's past which
included his two children, his
wife, and the human body in the
darkness and in reference to
today's "technological Puritan-
ism."
The reading was the fourth in
a series of twelve, co-sponsored
by the University's Extension
Service and English Dept.
John Logan, a poet of plain
language and strong feeling, will
read this afternoon at 4:00 in
the Multipurpose Room of the
Undergraduate Library.
At State and Liberty
Program Information 662-6264
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Grads display art work

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Listening to Billy Preston, you real-
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Billy Preston says:
"I don't care if it makes the charts
y'all, I only wrote it for you and
me." . . -from "that's the way
god planned it."

By GARY HUMMEL
None of the artists represented
in the current Graduate Review
Show (University Art Museum,
Feb. 2.27) gave in to the vagaries
of Conceptual Art - they didn't
wrap the museum in cellophane,
nor did they hoist a giant bed-
spring atop the roof, a la Claes
Oldenberg.
Fortunately, this small exhibit
isn't a collection of pallid remi-
niscences or shadows pulled from
last year's avante-garde grave-
yard.
There is also no evidence in
the show of the New Realism in
American art. The trompe-l'oeil
and romantic exploration of the
human form as a kind of inti-
mate landscape has been by-
passed in favor of an assimila-
tion of the spirit of a few mod-
ern and contemporary masters.
Laurence Philips' p a in t i n g,
Singing Winds, Crying Beasts
shows the lively color of Matis-
se's paper cutrouts and the in-
sistent organic curves of Jean
Arrp's. wood constructions. The
work is unusual because' the art-
ist has used color alone to create
a :movement of fluid shapes, par-
ticularly in the yellow silhouet-
tes of phantom dancers which
float across the bottom of the
large canvas.
Philips' hot primary colors, a.
decorative lack of spatial depth,
and -flat, half-real forms are par-
ticularly well suited to the me-
dium of acrylic paint.
Two sculptures, Edwin Cus-
ter's Five Point Module and
T h a m a s Shepherd's Untitled
Sculpture are fugitives from the
cool world of Minimalism. The
foimer, which consists, of five
pieces of curved, laminated wood
that rest upright on the gallery
floor; look like the skeletal re-
mains of a whale, or the ribs of
a small sailboat. Clearly, this is
not an exercise in redundant ele-
niental shape, but an abstract,
organic form activating space by
kindling the viewers imagination.
Shepherd's work, rather like a
wave cut at right angles and
frozen into a monolith of red
granite, makes effective use of
the gallery wall by reflecting
the red glow of a hidden neon
tube against it. The warmth of
the light contrasts with the cold

shiney surface of the sculpture
itself. His other work, a Robert
Morris square which is in the
act of becoming a seamonster's
tail, makes use of a neon light,
to emphasize its threatening
form.
The organic quality of the ex-
libition is also exemplified by
Mac Allister's clay Snowscape,
an abstract topographic mound
which creates erotic lyricism by
contrasting a granular glaze with
a smooth iriddescent one.
The ceramic pieces which try
to be visual puns (the lowest
form of wit) really aren't very
funny and obviate the use of
their particular medium. Gene
Isaacson spoofs the old-fashioned
saying, "Cleanliness is next to
Godliness" by modeling a small
bathtub with a crucifix as a
showerhead. Ho-hum-no cogent'
ideas, no aesthetic content. Blas-
phemy can be dull, especially if
its purpose is to satirize an al-
ready hackneyed phrase.
Perhaps David Dumo's stuffed
canvas CTA Mask is more on
target because like some of
Claes Oldenberg works, it de-
picts a subtle' metamorphosis of
forms which evokes a number
of different, specific images in
the viewers mind.
Jon Hall's dough-like ceramic
spacecapsule resting on a blue
velvet cushion gently pokes fun
at sleek, hard-edged space ware,
but its humor doesn't bludgeon
the viewer.
The exhibit's more sentimental
graphic works, such as Morning
Has Broke do not serve the

causes of humor or "art of
idea." The inevitable wistful
faces creates a conceptual va-
cuum on paper.
David Bigelow's Nazgul, how-
ever, is trenchant and disturbing.
On close inspection, its shadowy
forms become viscious insects,
fighting one another, the images
of unrealized evil 'and terror.
The Vision, also by Bigelow,
creates visual excitement by
placing calm spectrums of solid
color against a storm of erratic
blue scratches.
Possibly Thomas Shepherd's
untitled graphic photograph is
the most powerful expression of
idea and feeling in the show.
The figure of a sad young woman
with a look of foreboding on her
face is located above a group of
grinning soldiers going off to
war. The juxtaposition of images
and symbols createa a feeling of
genuine, relevant pathos. Here
aesthetic perception and idea
finally merge and give the view-
er a tingle down the spine.
TONIGHT
ONLY
JOYLESS
STREET

BILLY PRESTON played Madison
Square Garden with the greatest
back-up band in historoy: George
Harrison and Ringo Star.
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