Art: Versatile Blotter

Spanish-born Xavier Gonzalez is one painter who frankly admits that he takes his ideas where he finds them. "I am a blotter," says he. "I have no scruples about stealing wherever I can and adapting what I have taken to my own expression." As a result, Gonzalez has gone in for about every kind of artistic approach that has been invented: impressionism, expressionism, abstractionism, realism, surrealism. Last week at Cleveland's Western Reserve University, where he is now teaching, Gonzalez proved his versatility with an exhibition of the best of his work of the...

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