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,:e Mg fflgitkg ooky -r.. ……………… ,$wik;,\\., -;,%:.-k , ‘similarity to the works of Tom Holland who, before his more recent involvement with Pollockian lyricism, was placed by some critics in the San Francisco Funk bag. ;Hickey tents his work “Amphetamine Rococo.” One of Jim Roche’s beautiful “Walkin’ Mamas” is there, kinda striding across the floor all shaped and coiled and striped and lovingly created like no mama that you or I have ever seen. More Funk than most anything I know, but with such attention to detail and perfection of craft that it is a joy to see. Roche was just chosen for the Whitney Sculpture show, and that’s pretty nice stuff for a local boy. Robert Wade is another one, the only Texas artist represented in the Whitney annual last year. He makes these brightly colored, striated, weenie-like things which are either balloons or are not depending upon your sensibilities and upbringing. He floats them mirage-like in front of hazy backgrounds sweet and lovely and beautifully painted. Wade teaches at Northwood Institute of Contemporary Art in Cedar Hill, Texas. Two of the artists in the exhibition, Steve Gosnell and Terry Allen, are right out of the universal underground comic book set. Each of them works in a personal, erotic, fetishistic comic book style. Terry Allen of Lubbock has one menacing work entitled “Border Vows,” which is pure San Diego, California Naval Station Tatoo Parlor Art. The show is a success and, most of all, it is important because it says to a greater or lesser degree to all who will listen that there IS something happening here which is not just regional. It is unique and good and sometimes even superb, but most of all it’s happening. St. Edward’s is to be congratulated for undertaking this show. It’s a tough one but it’s good and it might even be a milestone. Sail Car by Fred Whitehead \(courtesy of Blood Bought Believer \(Steve Gosnell’s History \(courtesy of January 8, 19 71 19