A Critical Review
Sorenson, one of the city's most gifted and consistent young painters,
shows six new canvases— more of his vibrant abstractions
laced together with lightning. Sorenson's zig-zag compositions
have become a familiar tradmark but his work remains interesting
because it grows and changes. The news this year is that the artist
now weaves his crisp linear networks over soft-edgeed horizontal
strips of color.
are the wide brush strokes that once rushed through diagonal gridwork.
Gone, too, are closely keyed color harmonies. Except for one black,
white and gray work, Sorenson's new paintings run through a full
spectum, carefully orchestrated to emit a glow of, cool pink or
a distance, horizantal bands assert themselves and seem to calm
churning motion. Up close, background stripes bleed into surrounding
colors as we become absorbed with surface complexities. The wonder
of it is that Sorenson packs so much energy into a single canva
and makes and makes the entire process look easy.
(Nicholas Wilder Gallery)"
and Suzanne Muchnic
writing in their column
"A Critical Guide"
October 5, 1978