As contemporary paintings get less contemporary, U.S. museums are finding room on their walls for more & more of them. In Colorado Springs last week, the Fine Arts Center was showing its regular biennial loan exhibition, "New Accessions, U.S.A.,'' made up of modern canvases acquired by 33 U.S. museums.
One of the most popular pictures at the show was Kenneth Davies' Pocusmania, a fool-the-eye, symbol-filled closet of everyday objects weirdly misplaced. Also on hand was Davies' quieter piece of realism, The Bookcase.
Others with noteworthy pictures:
¶ Ogden Pleissner, 47, one of the best-known U.S. realists: The Ramparts, St. Malo and The...