31 Jan The Sacramento Bee Reviews “Sam Francis: Five Decades”
Unexpected beauty: Splashes of vibrant colors, images that delight
Published: Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 – 5:14 pm
Beauty, when talking about contemporary art, is sometimes considered a dirty word. But no other term will suffice for Sam Francis’ paintings now on view at the Crocker Art Museum. When you walk into the show, the breathtaking canvases make you feel like you are floating somewhere in the sky, looking up at clouds, looking down on tree tops and fields. An intense blue – radiant, saturated – and bright whites run through the exhibit, taking you into realms of pure delight.